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Re: Cygwin and config.nice

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2006-06-19 18:15:18 CEST

On 6/19/06, Max Bowsher <maxb1@ukf.net> wrote:
> I feel that saving one previous config.nice as config.nice.old is a
> globally useful feature, and that it avoids a Cygwin problem is just a
> co-incidence.
>
> Preserving an old config.nice is a useful defence against configuring
> with a different set of arguments, and then later realizing you've
> accidentally overwritten your standard config.nice.

Adding a config.nice.old is in effect having a backup of the backup.
config.nice is the first backup so that people can recreate their
current build environment through their last configure arguments.
Adding an additional layer on top of that is largely unnecessary and
would just serve to confuse our users by adding yet another file in
their build dir that makes no logical sense. If people are worried
about trouncing their config.nice by reinvoking it, they should rename
their 'local' copy to something else - manually.

My veto remains. -- justin

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