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Re: Some serious issues with the new -O option

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Some serious issues with the new -O option
Date: Fri, 03 May 2013 09:50:14 +0300

> From: Paul Smith <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Date: Thu, 02 May 2013 16:21:36 -0400
> The one and only difference between them is that when running a
> recursive make, -Otarget WILL NOT capture the output of the sub-make,
> leaving whatever it prints going to the same stdout as the parent make,
> and -Omake WILL capture the output of the sub-make in the temporary
> file, to be dumped after the recipe is complete.

Thanks for explaining that.  I will have to try a few things to make
sure I really get it this time, but one thing I can already say is
that 'target' and 'make' are not very good names for these modes,
since their semantics is quite different from the literal meaning of
these two words.  That difference creates a semantic dissonance that
we should try to avoid, I think.

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