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Re: GOP-PROP 5: build system output (probable 3)

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: GOP-PROP 5: build system output (probable 3)
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 18:00:00 +0200 (CEST)

>> When you run make or make doc,
>>     * All output will be saved to various log files, with the
>>       exception of output directly from make(1).
>>     * By default, no other output will be displayed on the
>>       console, with one exception: if a build fails, we might
>>       display some portion(s) of log file(s) which give useful
>>       clues about the reason for the failure.
> I don't like this at all. This means that we won't see ANY warnings
> triggered by snippets in the docs. Shouldn't we ensure that the
> examples in the documentation compile nicely without warnings (we
> shouldn't advocate code that causes warnings!)?
> To see the warnings, you'll then have to wade through thousands of
> log files...

Well, it should be not too difficult to let the build system create a
directory called `log-errors' and do soft links to the corresponding
error log files.  Ditto for a `log-warnings'.


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