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Re: patch to support output synchronization under -j

From: J.T. Conklin
Subject: Re: patch to support output synchronization under -j
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:32:38 -0700
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Paul Smith <address@hidden> writes:
> One example: I think saving stdout and stderr to different files and
> then printing them separately is problematic; consider if your recipe
> prints lots of information lines, with errors (to stdout) interspersed.
> If you throw all the errors to the end you lose a lot of context.

FWIW, A commercial distributed make system I use at work has a
"--xxxxx-mergestreams" command line option to control whether stdout &
stderr are merged or not.  By default, the streams are merged.  I tend
to agree that this is the more useful behavior.


J.T. Conklin

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