Subject: Re: New possibility to move "obj" logic *out* of make(1)
To: Simon J. Gerraty <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/31/2001 15:30:45
On Wed, 31 Oct 2001, Simon J. Gerraty wrote:
: >The only difference that may come into play here is the disabling of the
: >"logical path" (using the PWD environment variable) for .CURDIR, which
: >currently happens only for MAKEOBJDIRPREFIX. However, this part needs to be
: >revisited. There are reasons that make(1) should use resolved paths,
: >ignoring PWD, even without MAKEOBJDIRPREFIX; the same problems can afflict
: >MAKEOBJDIR and BSDSRCDIR/BSDOBJDIR.
: But if you are going to keep the $PWD handling feature you'll need to come
: up with a way to undo it or something.
Actually, my point was more that make(1) doesn't *really* need to use $PWD
at all; it has done more harm than good because of all our twisty mazes of
objdir handling methods. If there's no really good reason for keeping it,
I'd say `nuke it' and let getcwd() sort it out always.
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