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Re: [PATCH] build: use automake's --silent-rules option when possible

From: Ralf Corsepius
Subject: Re: [PATCH] build: use automake's --silent-rules option when possible
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 05:46:36 +0200
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Jim Meyering wrote:
I like automake's upcoming --silent-rules option enough
that I'm making it the default (when possible) for coreutils.
Well, if you think such a step to be helpful, I disagree.

Since I bootstrap using automake from its "next" branch, it's
enabled for me.  And that translates to enhanced
files in the tarballs I generate.  The net result is that when
you run "make" (using distributed files), you'll
see something like this:

 CC  id.o
Now your users won't see the "silent bugs" your package comes with.

I am seriously asking: Why are you doing this? To me, such "silence" means cheating at one selves about the quality of a package and "playing down" the bugs a package is suffering from.

Sorry, if you find this rude, but think it needed to be said.


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