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Re: GNU Make Extensions

From: NightStrike
Subject: Re: GNU Make Extensions
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 10:05:31 -0500

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 12:04 PM, Bob Friesenhahn
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Dec 2008, Duft Markus wrote:
>>> There is a philosophical stance that the software we develop is
>>> intended for the software users rather than the software developer.
>>> There is a problem if build behavior is different for the user than
>>> for the software developer.
>> Build behaviour wouldn't change, would it? would have the
>> same contents as before....
> You might notice that stark lack of interest on the list with discussing
> this issue since it has been discussed to death several times before.
> Note that normally when one types 'make' the build environment checks to see
> if it is up to date, and if is not up to date, then various 'auto' tools are
> executed to bring it up to date before any actual building starts.   If the
> build depends on the list of files which happen to be available in a
> directory, then the current list of files needs to be checked and the
> makefiles regenerated (if necessary) before any actual building can ensue.
>  For large projects this could take substantial time.

I thought this only occurred when "maintainer mode" was turned on, and
that releases should be made with that turned off.  Is that not how it

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