Subject: Re: pass -k to make(1)?
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 05/06/2003 10:17:33
On Tue, 6 May 2003, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> I've been trying very hard to remove the knobs that you can use to
> shoot yourself in the foot with, and this proposal just adds one of
> these back, which will just result in more pain in user support for
> the toolchain people (including me as the de-facto "" maintainer).
> If you don't believe me, look at the number of people that blindly
> enable '-E' for expert mode, and then post to the mailing list because
> they're now missing a foot 'cause they didn't quite understand the
> ramifications of using -E ...

OK, but I'd say give a user the rope he wants. If a source doesn't build
(like -current has been doing for many days now), you cannot get a build
done at all, which seems suboptimal.

> PS; it looks like you've got unrelated whitespace changes in the same patch...

Yes... the help wasn't really aligned for me.

 - Hubert

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