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Re: Annoyingly cautious make rules

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Annoyingly cautious make rules
Date: Sun, 04 Dec 2011 11:55:33 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.92 (gnu/linux)

>     I agree that the term "maintainer-mode" is now confusing, and that it
>     would be good to either remove the option altogether, or rename
>     --disable-maintainer-mode to --enable-loose-dependency-checking or
>     somesuch. But such a change doesn't seem suitable for 24.1.

> The existing option name is not merely misleading, it is backwards.
> I think that qualifies as a bug.

In defense of whoever came up with it, it's really designed in the
context of "user downloads a tarball and compiles it" vs "maintainer
keeps a tree for long periods of time".


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