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Re: Fixes for autom4te "make -j" hack

From: Eric Sunshine
Subject: Re: Fixes for autom4te "make -j" hack
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2003 07:24:59 -0400

On 06 Oct 2003 00:32:54 -0700, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Eric Sunshine <address@hidden> writes:
> > +## We need to
> > +## recognize all cases, so we check simply for "j" in MAKEFLAGS, since
> > +## that seems to be the lowest common denominator.
> But that could find instances of 'j' in MAKEFLAGS that have nothing
> to do with jobs.  How about this more-conservative patch instead?

Okay, though I might suggest upgrading the comment a bit in order to explain  
whey the MAKEFLAGS regexp is so complicated and non-obvious.  A future  
programmer might not understand why we have to jump through such hoops to  
interpret MAKEFLAGS (which is why I provided a more explicit comment in my  

-- ES

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