Subject: Re: install-if-change?
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/06/1996 21:40:53
On Sun, 7 Jul 1996 00:31:52 GMT (Christos Zoulas) wrote:

 > I'd like to see is make rules that check if the target is newer.

To me, this isn't nearly as important as checking that the target is 
_different_.  One thing I'd like, is to be able to avoid a re-link of 
_everything_ when building the world, even if the C library doesn't 
change (though make install in lib/libc will update the timestamp on the 

Checking that the target is newer will break if one, for example, touches 
libc after building it ... distaster strikes if libc actually needs to be 

Just some thoughts... :-)

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