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Re: Library building

On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 07:34:28AM +0100, Iain Hibbert wrote:
> On Sat, 11 Aug 2012, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > One thing I am still contemplating is whether to make build_install a
> > primary target in all directories or not.
> I am not sure what you mean by this, but IMO 'make' or 'make all' should
> not ever install anything.. following the principle of least surprise, it
> should only create files in the current or subdirs

We have some (IMO bad) hacks to allow building libraries and linking
against not-installed ones. I want to drop those hacks in the long term,
which would mean that you can't build some parts of the tree in
isolation. The question here has simply, whether "make build_install"
should work everywhere, not just in src/lib.


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