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Re: AM_SILENT_RULES doesn't silence texinfo rules

From: Jack Kelly
Subject: Re: AM_SILENT_RULES doesn't silence texinfo rules
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 12:12:06 +1000

On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 8:37 AM, Jack Kelly <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Ralf,
> Thanks for the review. I agree with most of your remarks.
> On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 6:42 AM, Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> wrote:
>> * Jack Kelly wrote on Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 04:33:27AM CEST:
>>> +       tagvars and verbose vars.
>>> +       * (define_verbose_tagvar): increase spacing to 12 to
>>> +       accommodate MAKEINFOHTML.
>> Ugh, that's very ugly, because it will make it very difficult to align
>> the target name with the abbreviation used for the command, when the
>> build is rushing by.  I found 6 to be close to the maximum tolerable
>> length.  Can we either agree to create unaligned output, or abbreviate
>> MAKEINFOHTML somehow?
> Can we go to 8? If we have 8, I can change this to `INFOHTML' and it
> means `MAKEINFO' is still OK.

Another thought: There's currently 2 spaces of padding that are
unconditionally output. If we cut those when the tag is more than 6
characters long, the output would look like:

  CC     bar.o
  CCLD   bar

which would look OK but keep the 6 character limit on tags. What are
your thoughts?

-- Jack

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