Subject: Re: Toolchain Update (27-Nov-2001)
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Alistair Crooks <email@example.com>
Date: 11/27/2001 19:01:06
On Tue, Nov 27, 2001 at 11:43:22AM -0500, Todd Vierling wrote:
> - Change MKfoo=no back to NOfoo= in various Makefiles. The behavior
> desired here is to override any user setting, which is precisely what
> NOfoo does. (This manifests as a problem when someone sets MKMAN=yes or
> MKPIC=yes in mk.conf, which should be a perfectly legal action.)
I really loathe those NOfoo=yes type of definitions. OK, so I have a tiny
brain, but it really does take me a while to work out what is negative and
I'm not sure it's going to stop any of the user errors that we've seen
reported - can we think of a better way to do this, please? e.g.
or something like that?