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Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: stdbool.h.in

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: stdbool.h.in
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 20:21:57 +0200
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Jim Meyering wrote:
> > MOSTLYCLEANFILES += stdbool.h stdbool.h-t
> >
> > (After all, the point of the temp file is that everything is fine if the
> > user presses Ctrl-C while building.)
> Is that really necessary?
> I don't see how having a stray stdbool.h-t can hurt.

People expect (and the GNU standards imply) that
 "./configure; make; Ctrl-C; make distclean"
leaves a pristine distribution directory without any garbage.

> It'll be removed the next time someone runs make without
> interrupting it.

But removing stray files is the job of "make [dist]clean", not "make all".


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