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Re: CVS commit: src

Perry, please could you answer this question.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

On Fri, 13 Mar 2009, Alan Barrett wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Mar 2009, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > As indicated, I see nothing wrong with a MKDETERMINISTIC that
> > flips the MKARZERO flag as well as the other flags that control
> > deterministic builds, but we need this particular feature to have a
> > knob on its own.
> I see a need for a flag (let's call it "MKDETERMINISTIC"), which would
> turn on the deterministic ar behaviour, and also turn on other things
> related to deterministic builds.  I see a need for third party software
> to be able to use such a MKDETERMINISTIC flag.  What I don't see is
> why either NetBSD or third party software would need the ability to
> turn on the deterministic ar behaviour without also turning on other
> deterministic behaviour.
> Could you give an example of a situation in which third party software
> would want to turn on MKARZERO, but would not want to turn on other
> things implied by MKDETERMINISTIC?
> --apb (Alan Barrett)

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