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Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: [Axiom-commit] SF.net SVN: axiom: [508] branch
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Waldek Hebisch |
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Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: [Axiom-commit] SF.net SVN: axiom: [508] branches/wh-sandbox |
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Mon, 30 Apr 2007 01:51:04 +0200 (CEST) |
Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:
> AX_FLAGS presents far less technical problems than ENV does; in fact,
> I would be very much interested in the problems you see with AX_FLAGS
> that is not present with ENV.
>
> I asked for technical reasons, the serious reason I have been offered
> is that "you dislike it more than ENV". THAT reads "gratuituous"
> difference in my book.
>
First, I see no problem with name: since we can not use ENV changing
it to AX_FLAGS is OK. My basic objection is that AX_FLAGS is redundant.
We already have mechanizm to propagate values to subdirectories:
we use var-def.mk. So AX_FLAGS establishes parallel chanel,
which has significant potential for bugs and confusion.
The problem I see in writing
make AX_FLAGS
(as opposed to)
AX_FLAGS make
is that we override thing in Makefile. But we are effectively
"broadcasting" AX_FLAGS down which looks like abuse of mechanizm
designed for something else (that is allowing default in
Makfile but sometimes taking alternate values).
The second extra problem is that AX_FLAGS is new code, so may
trick potential readers to think that its use is right thing
to do.
--
Waldek Hebisch
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- [Axiom-developer] Re: [Axiom-commit] SF.net SVN: axiom: [508] branches/wh-sandbox, Gabriel Dos Reis, 2007/04/27
- Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: [Axiom-commit] SF.net SVN: axiom: [508] branches/wh-sandbox, Waldek Hebisch, 2007/04/27
- Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: [Axiom-commit] SF.net SVN: axiom: [508] branches/wh-sandbox, gdr, 2007/04/27
- Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: [Axiom-commit] SF.net SVN: axiom: [508] branches/wh-sandbox, Waldek Hebisch, 2007/04/27
- Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: [Axiom-commit] SF.net SVN: axiom: [508] branches/wh-sandbox, Gabriel Dos Reis, 2007/04/27
- Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: [Axiom-commit] SF.net SVN: axiom: [508] branches/wh-sandbox, Waldek Hebisch, 2007/04/27
- RE: [Axiom-developer] Re: [Axiom-commit] SF.net SVN: axiom: [508]branches/wh-sandbox, Bill Page, 2007/04/28
- Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: [Axiom-commit] SF.net SVN: axiom: [508]branches/wh-sandbox, Waldek Hebisch, 2007/04/29
- Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: [Axiom-commit] SF.net SVN: axiom: [508] branches/wh-sandbox,
Waldek Hebisch <=
- Re: [Axiom-developer] Re: [Axiom-commit] SF.net SVN: axiom: [508] branches/wh-sandbox, Gabriel Dos Reis, 2007/04/29
- [Axiom-developer] AX_FLAGS (was: [Axiom-commit] SF.net SVN: axiom: [508]branches/wh-sandbox), Bill Page, 2007/04/30
- [Axiom-developer] Re: AX_FLAGS (was: [Axiom-commit] SF.net SVN: axiom: [508]branches/wh-sandbox), Gabriel Dos Reis, 2007/04/30
- [Axiom-developer] Re: AX_FLAGS (was: [Axiom-commit] SF.net SVN: axiom: [508]branches/wh-sandbox), Waldek Hebisch, 2007/04/30
- [Axiom-developer] Re: AX_FLAGS (was: [Axiom-commit] SF.net SVN: axiom: [508]branches/wh-sandbox), Gabriel Dos Reis, 2007/04/30