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Re: why doesn't vpath %.c subdir// work?

From: David Boyce
Subject: Re: why doesn't vpath %.c subdir// work?
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 10:46:48 -0500

On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 10:44 AM, David Boyce <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 10:03 AM, Mark Galeck (CW) <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hmm, this is interesting, thank you for bringing this up David.  I have two 
>> comments:
>> 1.  This (and other) open source projects, are used in corporate 
>> environments, where certain version of the project is installed, and users 
>> cannot just download a new version without approval.  If I use a particular 
>> fixed feature of GNU make, I cannot populate it across the company without 
>> everybody else downloading the latest version, which in practice makes it 
>> impossible to use a fixed feature, until the IT department downloads the 
>> change for everybody, which can be very delayed.

Also, you've said that this particular thing is being done for
diagnostic purposes. If so, I don't know why you couldn't make the fix
and use it only in your testing environment.

-David Boyce

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