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

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [PATCH] build: use automake's --silent-rules option when possible
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 08:18:25 +0200

Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> 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.

Then you can build with "make V=1".

>> 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?

I find it far easier to spot compiler warnings this way.
That's essential, when not using -Werror.

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