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Re: Annoyingly cautious make rules

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Annoyingly cautious make rules
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2011 12:34:53 -0800
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On 12/02/11 20:52, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:

> Please, no.  "-C" is an heuristic, not an optimization.

Thanks for this and for your other comments.
I pushed the following much-more-conservative patch,
to try to briefly document this long thread.

* INSTALL.BZR: Mention configure -C, --disable-maintainer-mode.
=== modified file 'INSTALL.BZR'
--- INSTALL.BZR 2011-06-25 17:51:03 +0000
+++ INSTALL.BZR 2011-12-03 20:26:26 +0000
@@ -28,6 +28,10 @@

   $ ./configure

+If you want later builds to go faster, at the expense of sometimes
+doing the wrong thing if you update the build procedure, you can
+invoke "./configure -C --disable-maintainer-mode" instead.
 Some of the files that are included in the Emacs tarball, such as
 byte-compiled Lisp files, are not stored in Bazaar.  Therefore, to
 build from Bazaar you must run "make bootstrap" instead of just "make":

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