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Re: Another issue with -O?

From: Reinier Post
Subject: Re: Another issue with -O?
Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 14:02:41 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Reading this discussion, as a bystander I can't help wondering whether
the addition of -O is worthwhile.  Unix tools are supposed to be
small and dedicated. Using a separate utility seems to be a clean
solution here, and that is fact how it was originally done:


Using a separate utility is less performant and more cumbersome,
but it is more modular.  The semantics are clear.  The utility can
be documented and developed separately from GNU Make.  As a GNU Make
user I worry that with the -O option I won't be sure how it works.

Reinier Post
TU Eindhoven

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