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Re: How to speed up 'automake'

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: How to speed up 'automake'
Date: Tue, 3 May 2022 17:34:52 -0700

On Tue, May 3, 2022 at 2:57 PM Karl Berry <> wrote:
>     I see no reason why mv would be so crucial.
> Hmm, I guess you're right. Thanks for the analysis.
> The purpose of the stamp files is to avoid partial files being written
> (and screwing up future makes), but if the file is zero bytes, it seems
> that problem cannot happen.
> Jim, do you agree? I'll install the change if yes. --thanks, karl.

Oops. Read this after writing the longer reply.
Yes. Thanks!

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