Subject: Re: Speeding up package make
To: NetBSD tech-pkg <>
From: T. M. Pederson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/11/2000 18:30:42
On Sat, 12 Feb 2000 02:10:27 +0200, Antti Kantee wrote:
>On Fri Feb 11 2000 at 17:58:32 +0000, David Brownlee wrote:
>> 	Can we add a new rule - if anyone wants to add an extra use of
>> 	${MAKE} in they have to remove at least one existing
>> 	use? 
>> 	Its a jungle in there and its just getting slower...
>Nah, it's relaxing that make thinks for a minute before doing anything
>on a sparc IPX. ;)

Time use by make is starting to look a weeeeee bit excessive on this
here IPC.  Especially the last `make readme` in "/usr/pkgsrc"...  :-)

>(yes! I definately agree that should be optimized. Although
>optimization usually results in a readability decrease.. err ;)

Carefully (artistically?) placed comments can go a long way towards
preventing that.  Any artists want to tackle some of this?
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