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Re: Default output-sync setting

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: Default output-sync setting
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:24:46 +0200

On 04/29/2013 04:53 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> From: Paul Smith <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2013 22:03:39 -0400
>> Now that we seem to have a workable solution for output synchronization
>> for both POSIX and Windows systems, I wonder if we shouldn't consider
>> enabling it as the default mode when parallel builds are running.
> I don't think we should do this unless users demand it, which means we
> should wait for the next release and some time beyond before making
> the decision.
> FWIW, I'm running 8-way parallel Make jobs for many months now, and
> never had any trouble interpreting their output, neither when they
> succeed, nor when they don't.
> The synchronized output operation annoys me slightly in that there are
> distinct time intervals when Make says nothing at all, and then the
> output appears in large chunks that get dumped en-masse to the
> screen.  IOW, the user experience is different and takes time to get
> used to.
FWIW, I agree with Eli.  I think the new behaviour should not be
made the default one.


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