[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: was: RE: auto-dep cannot possibly work?

From: Mike Shal
Subject: Re: was: RE: auto-dep cannot possibly work?
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 15:08:36 -0500

On 12/11/09, Mark Galeck (CW) <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello,  this is about a thread that was here a while ago, where I argued that 
> some "bizarre" cases should be taken care of by auto-dependency generation.
>  I want to say, that after chasing this wild goose for a while, I came to 
> understand that it is not feasible in principle to cover the case of new 
> header files appearing, without changing existing sources.
>  What is more, I finally came to understand that Paul was right, of course, 
> that it is up to the developer to edit the makefile, do "make clean" or 
> whatever needs to be done, if they introduce new files without touching 
> existing sources.  Make should not be expected to take care of that.
>  Thank you Paul, it is a pleasure to learn from you, even though I am a 
> little slow with it, please excuse that.

Hi Mark, can you elaborate more on how you arrived at this conclusion?
It sounds like you've put a lot of thought into it over the last few
weeks. I'm still inclined to disagree with any approach that relies on
the developer to know when to "make clean" and when not to, so I am
curious as to why you think that is the best solution.


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]