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Re: new syntax-check rule for @acronym?

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: new syntax-check rule for @acronym?
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 14:49:34 -0600
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On 03/26/2010 02:44 PM, address@hidden wrote:
>    > This hangs for non-GNU projects, like libvirt, that have no .texi
>    > documentation.  We really need to make progress on the patch to refactor
>    > maint.mk rules per Jose's ideas:
>    > http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnulib/2010-02/msg00242.html
>    > which would conveniently fix this rule in the process.
>    IMHO, the address@hidden rule belongs in an optionally-enabled class
>    of tests.
> Are you thinking about something like
>    make syntax-check RULESET=gnu-strict

That seems like it might work - then you can change a single line in
cfg.mk to choose which RULESET you prefer.

> Would be nice to get maint.mk to include a local syntax.mk (if it
> exists) provided by the maintainers where customized rules could be
> defined making use of _sc_search_regexp.

That already exists, although it is named cfg.mk, not syntax.mk.  Any
rule you create in cfg.mk is automatically used during make
syntax-check.  Coreutils in particular makes heavy use of local
customized syntax checks.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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