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From: Akim Demaille
Subject: EXTRA_PROGRAMS vs. clean
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 15:21:46 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Sorry if this is a faq, but I have found nothing convincing, excepted
this unanswered message:


where adl seems to agree it should be cleaned.

I don't understand why make clean should not clean EXTRA_PROGRAMS.  I
agree EXTRA_PROGRAMS is not hooked on "all", so it makes some sense
not to attach it to "clean".  In fact, Tom extended extra.test in 1996
to include an explicit check that it is not:

But I find this inconvenient.

The documentation should at least warn the user about this.

Maybe Tom has an opinion about this?

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