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Re: [PATCH] Tidy up 'make' output

From: Pavel Roskin
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Tidy up 'make' output
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 16:25:44 -0400

On Tue, 2008-06-17 at 13:07 -0700, Colin D Bennett wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 15:57:47 -0400
> Pavel Roskin <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-06-17 at 10:44 -0700, Colin D Bennett wrote:
> > > When thousands of long, wrapped lines full of command line options
> > > and file names are scrolling by on your terminal, it is very hard
> > > to pick out the irregularities in the build process, such as error
> > > and warnings.
> > 
> > I like the idea, but the massive use of "override" doesn't looks
> > right. I'd rather see variables with different names used throughout
> > the makefiles.  Linux makefiles don't use "override" at all.
> > "override" should be the last resort if everything else fails.
> Ok.  Well, are implicit make rules ever used in the makefiles?

I don't think so.  "make -r" is working fine for me.

>   If so,
> we would have to make them explicit in order to use a different
> compiler variable.  I tried to touch the least number of things
> possible with my patch.

That's a good idea, but doing things right should take priority.  If you
want, you can split your work along different lines - silence CC first,
then LD and so on.

> If you wish, I can take a crack at eliminating the use of 'override'
> and using a different set of make variables for the instrumented calls
> to commands.

That would be great.

Pavel Roskin

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