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Re: [Axiom-developer] First (quick & dirty) port of Axiom to gcl-2.5.2

From: root
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] First (quick & dirty) port of Axiom to gcl-2.5.2 and powerpc architecture
Date: Sat, 3 May 2003 12:27:32 -0400

I noticed your patch includes changes to the Makefile and Makefile.linux
files. You shouldn't need to do this as these are automatically generated
from the Makefile.pamphlet file with the command:

document Makefile

I'm assuming that you were trying to be extra careful about patching
all instances and that's a good thing.

In general it is dangerous to edit the Makefile or the Makefile.linux
files as, if they have later timestamps than the Makefile.pamphlet file
(due to the order you make changes), they will NOT get regenerated
leading to very subtle build errors (or worse, badly built systems).

It should be the case that EVERY file you edit ends in .pamphlet.
(And, of course, you should carefully document the reason the original
was wrong or why you changed it or something useful so others can tell
what is going on. This is the whole reason for pamphlets, after all)
If this is NOT the case let me know. 


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