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Re: silent installs

From: Steffen Dettmer
Subject: Re: silent installs
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 14:05:50 +0100

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 9:21 AM, Ralf Corsepius <address@hidden> wrote:
> Silent make rules are harmful:
> - Bogus defines [............]
> typically do not show up as compiler warnings or errors.

Could you please explain that?
Here, most either use make from vim/emacs and use $EDITOR as error
message parser or use make -s because without -s in recursive make
and/or bigger projects error messages and warnings are hard to see in
thousand lines of console output.

> Silent building is only appropriate when a user knows what he is doing and
> when explicitly asking of it.

typing "make -s" is explicitly asking, isn't it?

> When getting used to doing so rsp. when making
> silent make-rules the default, packages tend to gradually rott, because bugs
> tend to slip through unnoticed.

I think he asked that make -s install should be less verbose that it
is now (now, the instlall command lines show up).



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