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

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [PATCH] build: use automake's --silent-rules option when possible
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 08:50:35 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 29 Mar 2009, Jim Meyering wrote:

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.

well (recalling previous discussion), the reason that Ralf's complaining
is that while it makes working on your program simpler it makes finding bugs in _automake_ harder.

(expecting a knee-jerk response: I've seen no credible statements to the contrary).

Thomas E. Dickey

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