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Re: [Chicken-users] A fix for parallel build (gmake -j)

From: Mario Domenech Goulart
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] A fix for parallel build (gmake -j)
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2011 10:31:56 -0400
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On Thu, 6 Oct 2011 17:24:36 +0300 Vitaly Magerya <address@hidden> wrote:

> Mario Domenech Goulart wrote:
>> This issue has been addressed by
> OK, I see.
> Any news on that bug? Will the fix be committed any time soon?
> (I maintain the FreeBSD port for chicken, and some people are asking
> why is it that the port doesn't build in parallel mode, hence my
> interest in the matter).

The problem is that the build system is a critical part of CHICKEN and
it has to be extensively tested on all platforms.  Testing it is a bit
hard, since even if make is finished successfully, it doesn't
necessarily means that CHICKEN was built correctly.

We'd be changing a critical part that works just for the sake of
speeding up a process that is rarely executed (the build process).

That said, I'd really like to see parallel builds working.  They can be
very useful for debugging (e.g., when comparing several chicken
versions/commits, git bisecting).

Best wishes.

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