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Re: [Axiom-developer] PRECIOUS and Rosetta

From: Gabriel Dos Reis
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] PRECIOUS and Rosetta
Date: 08 Nov 2006 03:43:03 +0100

Waldek Hebisch <address@hidden> writes:

| I wrote that there are three problem latexing build improvement
| but in fact there are more.  Namely, Makefile mark .dvi files
| as .PRECIOUS so that even if Latex fails, garbled .dvi lies on
| disk and is used (skipping Latex run) on the next make run.
| This can easily hide errors: it seems that I re-run make twice
| and it skipped over an error.
| I think that in general we should remove most .PRECIOUS rules
| fom Makefile: when we get error generating a file we _want_ the
| file to be re-made on the next run (after all, we want to fix
| the problem and check our solution).

I would like to see your candidates for removal before I say
anything.  I don't see a blank rule for removing "most .PRECIOUS"
rules yet.  

-- Gaby

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