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Re: --no-silent --no-quiet style option

From: J. Grant
Subject: Re: --no-silent --no-quiet style option
Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 10:53:54 +0100
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     > > As I mentioned before, I'm not interested in adding lots of new
> > options. Instead I want to implement one comprehensive option where you
     > > can specify exactly what types of output you want generated and which
     > > you don't.
> > I'm only suggesting one option, to invert the --silent option. gcc and > most other programs also include "no-" versions of options which turn > things on. Do you mean that you are planning on implementing features > like this as an option that takes a number of values like "no-silent" ? > > > Regards > > I like that...

I added an "always echo" flag to make last year

I found it very useful debugging OTHERs makefiles (I got very annoyed
with building something...).

I agree, to keep with GNU conventions I prefer your patch to having --debug=no-silent,no-jobs etc.

Is there a way I can vote for your patch Marty? Paul, could Marty's patch be reviewed again for inclusion please?



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