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bug#8665: automake should offer APIs to honour silent-rules verbosity fr
bug#8665: automake should offer APIs to honour silent-rules verbosity from shell code in Makefiles
Fri, 13 May 2011 13:12:03 +0200
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On Friday 13 May 2011, Jack Kelly wrote:
> >> Maybe we should have a more general method of
> >> declaring silencing variables (like the $(AM_V_GEN), but also the
> >> others that echo 'CC' and friends. Then users who have unconventional
> >> setups can silence things without echoing 'GEN' everywhere.
> > If I understand correctly what you're suggesting, then I think the current
> > implementation already offers what you want; see the documentation for the
> > 'silent-rules' option at:
> > <http://www.gnu.org/software/automake/manual/html_node/Options.html>
> > (I know, that is, er, "suboptimally" placed; a patch to fix this is still
> > pending).
> > A relevant excerpt:
> > You can add your own variables, so strings of your own choice are shown.
> > The following snippet shows how you would define your own equivalent of
> > AM_V_GEN:
> > pkg_verbose = $(pkg_verbose_$(V))
> > pkg_verbose_ = $(pkg_verbose_$(AM_DEFAULT_VERBOSITY))
> > pkg_verbose_0 = @echo PKG-GEN $@;
> > foo: foo.in
> > (pkg_verbose)cp $(srcdir)/foo.in $@
> Yes. I think it would be nice to make a Makefile.am declaration or m4
> macro to generate this,
I agree. The above idiom seems easy enough to automatize. I'm not sure
what the best syntax for this new feature would be, tough.
> the above was what I was looking for.
> -- Jack