Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/share
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Valeriy E. Ushakov <>
List: source-changes
Date: 12/21/2005 10:58:27
On Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 04:25:54 +0000, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> Module Name:	src
> Committed By:	hubertf
> Date:		Wed Dec 21 04:25:54 UTC 2005
> Modified Files:
> 	src/share/man/man5: mk.conf.5
> 	src/share/mk: bsd.README
> Log Message:
> At least try to be consistent about where to document (most...)
> user-settable MKxxx and USE_xxx variables, and put them into mk.conf(5).
> Sort alphabetically.
> OK: christos, lukem

I don't like this change.  It just mechanically lumps a bunch of stuff
into unsuspecting mk.conf(5) without any consideration if that's
appropriate or not.

No further then on the very first page we now document NOxxx with a
comment that is is not intended for users!  And that's in a man page
that is supposed to desribe user-configurable make variables.

I also question the wisdom of documenting USE_xxx in the mk.conf, not
by the verbatim move from bsd.README in any case.  This was started by
confusion about MKxxx vs USE_xxx and no text at all has been added to
explain the difference.

I seriously consider asking for this commit to be reverted.  If we
want to proper document our make vars we should make bsd.README into a
proper man page(s), not just rip some random part of it and insert it
into a losely related man page.

SY, Uwe
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