Subject: re: HEADS UP: new toolchain info! (now default on i386)
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 09/23/2001 01:14:37
: could we reconsider this? i do agree that NOCLEANDIR shouldn't affect
: this, but sometimes you Just Don't Want To Do This, and it's nice to
: have the knob available.. TOOLS_NOCLEANDIR? or something.
The cleandir step in tools/ happens at a different time than it does in the
rest of src/ -- tools/ only does that immediately before rebuilding an
out-of-date tool. Why would you want to disable that step, given my
comments about version skew risk?
the main reason is that if i'm hacking one of the tools, i don't want
to be forced to rebuild it from scratch if i can help it. as it appears
to stand today, if i change gcc some how, i'll have to rebuild it all
the way from scratch. that's a problem.