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Re: GNU Make Extensions

From: NightStrike
Subject: Re: GNU Make Extensions
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 11:08:25 -0500

On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 10:57 AM, Bob Friesenhahn
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Dec 2008, NightStrike wrote:
>> Shouldn't the onus be on me, as the project maintainer, to accept that
>> risk and craft the wildcards properly?  I for one would wager heavily
>> that the probability of that being a problem is FAR less than the
>> current problems of maintaining the source file list.  Doing it
>> manually has already proven so error-prone as to cause significant
>> lost time.
> The problem is not so much the crafting of wildcards as it is unintended
> "accidents" in the filesystem.  For my own project I do have some bits which
> are based on wildcards and several times files have been bundled up which I
> did not intend to be included.

Ok, so again, I should be allowed to accept that *potential* risk as
being far less than the current situation of *actual* risk which is
causing problems.  If I knew anything about Perl, I'd just do it
myself, but alas, the automake source confounds me :(

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