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Re: What's the deal with the module system?

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: What's the deal with the module system?
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 12:40:47 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 12:08:28PM +0100, David Kastrup wrote:
> I am talking about "make test" here.  I think that catching this error
> and producing "
> Texi2HTML call failed, maybe because of a mismatch in required
> versions.  If you don't need HTML, try the makefile target doc-stage-1
> if make doc failed for you, and try test-nodoc if make test failed for
> you" will save unsuspecting users hours each and will cost one developer
> half an hour to implement.

Well, we've had this issue for a while:
(the actual item was only added in June, but it's bugged me for

> You don't even need to trap this error in high language, but can just do
> this as part of bailing out for non-zero exit codes in the Makefile.

Patches most definitely accepted.  I don't know how to check exit
codes in makefiles.

In general, it might be interesting to look at all
"type-maintainability" issues.  Almost all of them hinder lilypond
development, but few people want to work on fixing them.
Complaining about these issues will not be helpful.

- Graham

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