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Re: make --guaranteed-real-dry-run

From: jidanni
Subject: Re: make --guaranteed-real-dry-run
Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2009 04:15:40 +0800

What really bugs me is we do "man make", and see

       -n, --just-print, --dry-run, --recon
            Print the commands that would be executed, but do not execute them.

But that is just plain not always true, and one has to read the fine
print in other documents to find the whole story.

So throughout the years we use make -n, until one day something blows
up in our face.

What I'm saying is that things like that at least need a asterisk and
a footnote, else, well, how can you say with a clear conscience "we
warned you"?

Yes down on the bottom is says for the full story see the info pages,
but that's not how warning labels are done.

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