Subject: Re: Inconsistency in
To: John Klos <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 12/19/2004 16:03:45
In article <>, (John Klos) writes:
> I just noticed that' install target implies -u, which makes 
> sense, but the release target does not, and that it tries to clean and 
> build everything from scratch. Shouldn't be more consistent 
> regarding this?

Why do you say that?

It would strange and unfriendly indeed if an "install" following a "build"
deleted the binaries that were just built.  "install" isn't useful without
"-u", because if you'd wanted to build and install in one step, you would
have used "build". That argument doesn't apply to any of the other targets.