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From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: INSTALL-CVS
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2003 14:49:16 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

David Masterson <address@hidden> writes:

|> Hmmm.  But, since most (all?) 'make' commands only do time-stamp
|> checking to determine if a target should be rebuilt, if the rerun of
|> configure causes the Makefile(s) to be regen'ed with new or changed
|> commands in a target, that target may not be rebuilt because you
|> didn't "clean" your environment first.  True?

Yes, but it almost never matters.

|> When you're familiar with the environment (as you are with Emacs), you
|> can get away without cleaning your environment first.  However, the
|> safe approach is to only 'configure' in a clean environment.

It has been a long time since I last did a make clean.

|> CPU cycles are relatively cheap nowadays...  ;-)

Why should I waste CPU cycles when I can do more important things with


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