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Re: [PATCH] echo -n is not portable and used too much

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-02-15 22:09:10 CET

Blair Zajac <blair@orcaware.com> writes:
> There was negative reaction to (2) since it can slow builds down, so it's
> good it didn't go in, and the idea is that people should continue to run
> config.status by hand.

Oh, is that the "not over my dead body" post from Greg Stein? I
wasn't sure if I was remembering correctly. :-)

> But I use it myself on my projects to automatically rebuild Makefile from
> Makefile.in if I modify Makefile.in. The good thing about updating Makefile
> using this build rule is that it saves typing by passing to config.status
> via the CONFIG_FILES environmental variable the only files to regenerate,
> so it can be faster. Since svn's config.status only updates three files,
> this isn't a big deal.

Thanks for the explanation.


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