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

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: stdbool.h.in
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 21:57:48 +0200

Bruno Haible <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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".

I'm reluctant because I'm not sure it's worth the maintenance hassle
of repeating the name, stdbool.h-t, just to be certain that distclean
removes a harmless temporary that can be left behind only upon an
interrupted build.

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