Currently while building a project, it will just use the first target of the Makefile. It will be a lot helpful if you can add a feature to ask for target or choose a target in some way while building a project.
Build feature of RStudio is just using
make as build tool to use project with Makefile.
You can configure with what argument the command
make is run when you click on Build (and which is the root directory)
You are able to specify here all the targets you want and any argument the same way you would do it on command line
By default, it is empty and you get the default
make behaviour. (nothing specific to RStudio). See the documentation for a way to change the default behavior of
makestarts with the first target (not targets whose names start with ‘.’). This is called the default goal . ( Goals are the targets that
makestrives ultimately to update. You can override this behavior using the command line (see Arguments to Specify the Goals) or with the
.DEFAULT_GOALspecial variable (see Other Special Variables).
Hope it helps