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Re: [Bug-gnulib] order of dependencies

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] order of dependencies
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 11:18:44 +0200
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Jim Meyering wrote:
> If you opt not to sort them, then it'd be nice if there
> were some other mechanism to make duplicates unlikely.

All gnulib modules so far have at most 7 dependencies. Since a human brain
can store and compare 7 items simultaneously, this should not be an issue.

> In sorting #include directives in coreutils' copy.c, I was surprised
> to find a duplicate `#include "same.h"' just a few days ago.

Btw, duplicates in the dependencies list are just as harmless as duplicate
#include statements: gnulib-tool removes duplicates from the closure of the
dependency list anyway.


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