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[bug #31326] Error message is way too terse

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: [bug #31326] Error message is way too terse
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 22:47:34 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #4, bug #31326 (project make):

``or something like that''

Yeah, you wouldn't always do it and you'd have to decide on a
case-by-case basis when it might be appropriate.
So, several options for this:

* wont-fix because the trouble/benefit ratio isn't good enough
* consider an error-message-to-what-it-means doc, though
  today's Googling gave a better answer than last fall.
  But since Google results vary and can degrade and not everyone
  can phrase queries in a way to get top results for best
  answers, a "we may do that some day when we find spare time"
  response sounds reasonable to me.....
* identify messages that may need explanation and implement:
    make --explain="multiple target patterns"
  instead of a separate doc.  That would be a Cool Thing.
* a cheapie implementation:
   if (fork() == 0)
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=gnu+make+%22multiple+target+patterns%22 ");


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