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[bug #52076] wildcard/glob should be sorted

From: David Boyce
Subject: [bug #52076] wildcard/glob should be sorted
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:36:19 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #3, bug #52076 (project make):

I think you're wasting time re-litigating this. It's not a bug, it was a
deliberate, documented change from a while ago. The odds of getting it changed
back are low, and even if that happened it would be a long time before a
release with the change appeared. Not to mention probably decades before you
could rely on all versions you care about to have the "new"
behavior. Meanwhile, the alternative is to add a $(sort ...) and have a
makefile which works reliably. Given the fact that recent released versions
don't sort, any portable makefile will need an explicit $(sort ...) even if
you succeed in your mission, and then what's the point of succeeding? I
understand you might wish this change had never been made and could dispute
that decision retroactively but the time to argue against it is long past.

At the least you should find the original bug report and/or discussion threads
and read through them. I'm fairly sure they'd include their own metrics
demonstrating the value of GLOB_NOSORT leading to a more informed discussion.


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