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Re: [PATCH] Build system improvement

From: Vesa Jääskeläinen
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Build system improvement
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 12:34:46 +0200
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Javier Martín wrote:
> This patch modifies several files in the build system (mainly common.rmk
> and genmk.rb) to reduce the general verbosity of the build process to a
> manageable, semi-informative level. Thus, what currently appears as
> "gcc" calls, several lines long each is turned into lines like:
> [M xfs.mod] COMPILE ../src/fs/xfs.c ->
> xfs_mod-fs_xfs.o                                                              
> [M xfs.mod] LINK xfs_mod-fs_xfs.o ->
> pre-xfs.o                                                                     
> [M xfs.mod] Looking for EXPORTED SYMBOL definitions: pre-xfs.o
> And so on. The change also makes warning-hunting marginally easier,
> though not by much since the patch intentionally shows a line for nearly
> every process that did so previously. This behavior could be simplified
> further if needed - this post is more of an RFC than anything else.
> Also, it is by no means thorough or complete - only the most common
> processes have been addressed - as I'm a bit busy with exams.
> The patch makes the new behavior the default one, so a new make-time
> option is added: V (for "verbose"), which must have the value 1 in order
> to get the behavior, as in "make V=1"

First of all I would like compiling process to be more tidier.

However, what is the difference between Colin's similar patch?

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