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Re: verbosity

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: verbosity
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 13:22:40 -0600 (CST)

On Mon, 15 Jan 2007, Christopher Sean Morrison wrote:

You can get bit by having a compilation be too silent or by drowning the compiling users with detail.

I don't recall ever being "bit" by being drowned in detail, but I have been "bit" many times by packages which only admit to compiling "foobar.cxx" or linking "foobar.lib" without providing any clue as to which parameters are being used so the problem can be corrected. Typically the authors of such packages have gone to far greater effort to produce the simple "compiling foobar.cxx ..." message than they have with assuring that their package compiles for anyone but themselves. It is a case of focusing on the wrong things.

Bob Friesenhahn
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,

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