[FFmpeg-cvslog] r24370 - trunk/Makefile
Wed Jul 21 18:33:12 CEST 2010
On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 10:16:57AM -0300, Ramiro Polla wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 9:26 AM, Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 07:17:06PM -0300, Ramiro Polla wrote:
> >> 2010/7/20 M?ns Rullg?rd <mans at mansr.com>:
> >> > Ramiro Polla <ramiro.polla at gmail.com> writes:
> >> >> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 3:10 PM, mru <subversion at mplayerhq.hu> wrote:
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Log:
> >> >>> Rerun configure when all*.c files have changed
> >> >>
> >> >> Ugh, does this mean 'make' might run 'configure' (like the autotools
> >> >> do)? I find that particularly annoying. Isn't it possible to give an
> >> >> error message instead?
> >> >
> >> > Where's the harm?
> >> Principle of least surprise? I expect configure to configure, make to
> >> make, and make install to install. But if I'm the only one that finds
> >> it annoying then don't bother, it doesn't matter that much...
> > I specifically asked for this feature and I consider it essential.
> > Of course you have learned the hard way that configure needs to be
> > rerun every now and then, but I do not think this is expected behavior
> > for anybody else.
> > To have a build fail when the sources are perfectly valid is
> > unacceptable, period.
> Maybe I wasn't clear but I don't like make failing cryptically either.
> I really appreciate the Makefile detecting that configure should be
> re-run. My suggestion was that an error be printed such as "configure
> must be re-run".
i also would prefer if make didnt run configure but printed an error message
as developer i somehow prefer tools to act in a simple and predictable way
over tools that do everything they cannot proof to be unneeded.
Its easier in the first case to convince the tools to just do what is
actually needed and safe some time on rebuilds.
Michael GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB
I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not
approve, and what they approve I do not know. -- Epicurus
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