Subject: Re: Proposal EXCLUDE_SUBDIRS
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-misc
Date: 09/04/2000 15:02:16
On Mon, 4 Sep 2000, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

> > 	Hmm - you could even match EXCLUDE_SUBDIRS against both
> > 	${BSDSRCDIR} and ${PWD} - two variables may be more complication
> > 	than necessary.
> They are two completely different things. I'm wondering if it's really

	One is a superset of the other - until we have a point where
	something like share/doc is replicated under some other area
	of the tree.

> useful to be able to supply nested subdirectories in the PWD case. If
> you're going to do that much typing, you may as well set the exclusion
> in your environment, and then you would want to set it relative to
> BSDSRCDIR, so it doesn't need to change whenever you change working
> directories.
> So then you'd give, say, "EXCLUDE" to exclude a section of the tree,
> as a path relative to the top, and "EXCLUDE_SUBDIR" to exclude only a
> single subdir at the location from which make was invoked.

	Would the former one be EXCLUDE_DIR ?

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