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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] more recent changes in address@hidden/tla--mainline
Re: [Gnu-arch-users] more recent changes in address@hidden/tla--mainline--1.1
Sat, 18 Oct 2003 23:23:23 +0200
Colin Walters wrote:
> When I first started using arch I felt that the inventory was rather
> suffocating. I have come to appreciate more a bit the reasoning behind
> it, but I still don't think the defaults are at all suitable for most
> people. Getting their regexps right is still the biggest stumbling
> block for people to switch to using tla, even with the untagged-source
I agree. Today, I imported GNuPG, and apparently it was the first
project which I built with in-tree object files. It took me quite a
while to get the regexps right.
> tla right now is very powerful, but it's kind of a big bite to swallow.
> I'd like to make it a smaller bite at first, but once they've
> bitten...then we can reel them in and speak to them of the virtues of
> strict tagging-methods, and convince them that things like separate
> build directories are a good idea.
I think you are on the right track. Once there is a build system which
uses separate directories, changing the tla =tagging-method file is
easy. The new users don't lose anything if they start without cleanly