Subject: Re: build.sh: pass -k to make(1)?
To: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
From: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 "build.sh" 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 build.sh needs it.