--variable=prefix returns nothing

Tollef Fog Heen tfheen at err.no
Sat Jun 26 11:33:54 PDT 2010

]] Dan Nicholson 

| Arguably pkg-config should not be trying to resolve dependencies when
| you're just doing --variable and not --libs or something. I don't know
| if there's any history behind that decision. I'm traveling right now,
| so I don't have a chance to look at the code right this second. Maybe
| Tollef can chime in, though.

I believe there's a bug filed about this, and yes, we should probably
fix that so it's not traversed when you're just looking at having
variables expanded, as variables don't leak between files.

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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