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Re: gnulib-tool dependency printing

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: gnulib-tool dependency printing
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 13:18:42 -0600
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On 03/22/2011 01:08 PM, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> The output below is printed when I run 'gnulib-tool --add-import'.  Look
> carefully at it.  For example it gives the impression that 'gperf' and
> 'iconv' are dependencies of 'git-version-gen' which seems bogus.

I don't get that impression.  Rather, the list is sorted alphabetically,
with no bearing on dependency chains other than that explicitly
requested modules appear with less indentation.

> Or am I reading the output incorrectly?  I haven't looked at the code
> yet because I'm not sure I understand what is intended here.  Generally,
> I think it would be nice to print the modules requested (the list above)
> in the first indentation, and the recursive dependencies of that module
> in second indentation (except for dependencies of modules already
> listed, to avoid circular dependencies).

Maybe listing the dependency of each module would be nicer than the
current alphabetic list, but I'm not bothered by it enough to write the
patch myself.

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

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