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Re: texi2dvi: A more pleasant way to compile

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: texi2dvi: A more pleasant way to compile
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 20:05:57 +0200
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please forgive me that I answer to my own mail:

On Thu, Jun 02, 2005 at 07:54:13PM +0200, Stepan Kasal wrote:
> Akim said:
> > If that's what it takes to have the newer scheme then, I'll do that :(
> Actually, if some part of your work can be made the default immediately,
> it should be accepted first.
> The rest, which would break backward compatibility with Automake-1.9 will
> have to be hidden under --build, at least for now.

I'm no longer sure about this.  Taken from another angle:

The --build patch is ready.  It can be accepted without any work.
It cannot be made the default _now_, but it'll become the default after
one or two years.

So why did that silly Kasal asked Akim to improve the old mode that will
soon become obsolete?

Perhaps improving the old mode would make it closer to --build, so the
script texi2dvi would be shorter.  But is it worth the extra work?

I cannot decide which of the presented opinions is the right one.
But I hope they will help others to form their opinion.

Perhaps I just speak too quickly and too much.
Luckily, I'll be offline Jun 7 - Jun 21.

Have a nice month,
        Stepan asal

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