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Re: make: enhancements?
On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 04:47:52AM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 05, 2010 at 12:01:38PM -0700, Simon Gerraty wrote:
> > .NOTPARALLEL: put make into compat mode, since maxJobs=1 is insufficient
> > to fix missing dependencies.
> I'm not convinced this is desirable, BTW.
then in a later post,
> > I've dropped the change to .NOTPARALLEL since I know
> > at least dh didn't like that, and it can be achieved other ways.
I missed that part and apparently misread the sources earlier today
while looking for uses of "compatMake". :-/
> I know it runs totally
> different code in compat mode (this is something that should probably
> be cleaned up) but even so, shouldn't it end up with the same tree
> order with one job? It has to process sources left-to-right or .WAIT
> won't work, and that ordering constraint is all that traditional make
> ever offered.
> Do you have an example of a makefile that induces different behavior
> in the two cases, and that works predictably in legacy makes, i.e.
> isn't just flatly broken?
However, this question stands... it would be good to figure out
exactly what it is and isn't doing with -j1. :-/
David A. Holland
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