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Re: make debugging output
On Sat, 18 Oct 2008 16:53:09 +0200
Alan Barrett <apb%cequrux.com@localhost> wrote:
> By default, make(1)'s debugging output goes to stdout. Would it be OK
> to change the default to go to stderr?
I think that's reasonable, but with an important caveat: I think that
stdio should be set to be line-buffered in that case, to maintain
synchronization with debugging output.
> My main concern is that debugging output interferes with processes
> that attempt to parse the output from make(1). For example, any
> process that does something like
> result="$( make print-result )"
> will get the wrong results if it's run in en environment that has
> MAKEFLAGS="-dA". Of course the calling process can just do
> result="$( make -dFstderr print-result )"
> instead, but I think that this should not be necessary.
> --apb (Alan Barrett)
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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