Subject: Re: pass -k to make(1)?
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 05/06/2003 19:56:07
On Tue, May 06, 2003 at 10:17:33AM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
  | 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.

They've already got that rope, with make(1) (or the nbmake-$MACHINE
wrapper), and for the reasons I've already alluded to, I don't think
that needs it.