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Automatic dependency tracking in the Git build system (was: Re: [PATCHv2

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Automatic dependency tracking in the Git build system (was: Re: [PATCHv2 1/8] Makefile: apply dependencies consistently to sparse/asm targets)
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 10:52:55 +0200

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On 06/20/2012 09:57 PM, Jeff King wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 02:45:31PM -0500, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
>> Jeff King wrote:
>>> Did you read the argument in patch 2? They are almost certainly not
>>> helping anyone, anyway.
>> Yes, I read patch 2. I hacked on git from time to time in the days
>> before COMPUTE_HEADER_DEPENDENCIES, and it sometimes involved changing
>> header files. When they were not in LIB_H, the experience was much
>> nicer.
>> Is that called "not helping"? I'm afraid I don't follow this line of
>> argument at all.
> I just assumed that people who are actively hacking on individual header
> files in git actually have a compiler that can do COMPUTE_HEADER_DEPENDENCIES.
> Maybe that is not the case. If it were such a big deal, then why is
> everything in LIB_H? Why don't people use these manual rules, or convert
> existing LIB_H entries to use them?
> For people who are not actively hacking on header files in git, the
> arguments from that patch apply (namely that LIB_H is so gigantic that
> you are unlikely to hit a specific change where one of the few manual
> rules is triggered, but LIB_H is not).
>> On the other hand, if someone were proposing adding a simple awk
>> script to implement a "make dep" fallback, I would understand that.
> I'd be OK with that. Do you have one in mind, or do we need to write it
> from scratch? Surely somebody else has solved this problem before.

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