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Re: rules, rules, and more (code policy) rules

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: rules, rules, and more (code policy) rules
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 18:27:42 +0100

Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Ok.
>>> How about maint.mk and maint-cfg.mk?
>> Sounds good.  Installed.
> Auto-completing maint* is causing me problem already...  while this is
> very minor, it also occurred to me that "cfg" is rather incorrect.
> maint-cfg.mk will likely contain a lot of local maintainer rules.
> How about maint.mk and local.mk?

I confess that I don't like `local.mk'.
Naming it maint-anything.mk reminds us that it is maintenance-related
(and associated with maint.mk), so people won't expect it to adhere
to the usual make-it-maximally-portable rules.

Remember that we'll have to live with the name long after its
contents have stabilized and you no longer have to edit it.
Since completion seems to be the sticking point, can't you just
create a symlink to it (with a name you can type conveniently)
in your working directory?

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