Subject: Re: Distinguish between MKfoo and SUPPORT_foo
To: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <email@example.com>
Date: 03/20/2002 21:32:25
>What I did was split these two things apart. I now have:
> * MKHESIOD, MKKERBEROS, MKSKEY, MKYP -- Controls whether or
> not to build the libraries, support programs, etc.
> * SUPPORT_HESIOD, SUPPORT_KERBEROS, SUPPORT_SKEY,
> SUPPORT_YP -- Controls whether or not users of these
> facilities use them or not.
Not an objection, but a question. Why not USE_HESIOD etc?
To me MKfoo says build foo, SUPPORT_foo might mean actually provide
an implementation of foo - rather than just stubs to satisfy an api.
But a client's makefile wants to USE_foo
Regardless of the names used the functionality sounds handy.