Subject: Re: Toolchain Update (27-Nov-2001)
To: Alistair Crooks <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/27/2001 15:46:21
On Tue, 27 Nov 2001, Alistair Crooks 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.
Actually, I was going to replace them with:
NOMAN= # defined
: 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?
Well, I was going to go with the NOfoo names, simply because *BSD has had
these variables for ages, and it's much simpler to use them rather than
invent a new set. (We've been keeping NOfoo for `compatibility' all this
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