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Re: Linux-kernel style output

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Linux-kernel style output
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 13:54:29 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.12 (2006-08-10)

* Tommie Gannert wrote on Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 11:51:32AM CEST:
> In depend2, there are a few lines added (essentially one echo per rule), but
> what is really space-consuming are the @address@hidden AMPRETTYCMDECHO
> could perhaps be shortened to AMPECHO if it's accepted into Automake.

Something similar should be possible, yes.

> I'm on Gentoo, so I compile alot of stuff from the sources when updating the
> system, and that is basically the reason I want to clean up the build
> process. One line per task is enough, plus it's easier to spot
> warnings and errors.

Sure.  But I would also guess that, were you to report a bug against
package foobar, you would know how to recreate the build error
verbosely, e.g., including the compile command.  In general this can't
be expected from the average bug reporter, judging from my own

> If developers want to know the settings a user is using, the user should
> send them config.log and config.status.

But that's often not enough!  Looking at the compilation line is often

> > - NEWS needs an update, and it needs a ChangeLog entry.
> I thought those were updated semi-automatically... Oh well, off reading
> HACKING, then. :)

Would be nice (maybe emacs has a fancy way to create a stub ChangeLog
entry; I don't know).  Of course the manual would also need an update.


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