Subject: Re: making 'make replace' safer
To: Greg Troxel <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/17/2006 00:09:23
On Sun, 16 Jul 2006, Greg Troxel wrote:
> I'd like to commit step 1 - is this ok?

Right now, 'make replace' is fairly simple & straight forward. Replacing 
it with something that's obviously not simple (as far as I understand your 
mail), I'd rather not see that happen for that target. How about naming 
this different, maybe "abi-safe-replace" or something, so the old & simple 
method keeps available to us old farts who pretend to know what they want?

Replacing known behaviour for something unknown seems the wrong way to 
me, and you can always rename the target later when it's stable.

  - Hubert