Subject: Re: Toolchain Update (27-Nov-2001)
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-toolchain
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
what isn't.

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.

	_MKMAN= no

or something like that?