On 15 October 2016 at 05:26, Steven Gawroriski <ste...@multiphasicapps.net>
> On Sat, 15 Oct 2016 05:59:23 +0900
> Osamu Aoki <aoki.os...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Here is a trivial patch to build the source tree even with unknown
> > options for autosetup/autosetup but make sure to warn user.
> > The idea is from Barak A. Pearlmutter.
> > Regards,
> > Osamu
> > PS: re-send from subscribed addess
> Not a developer of Fossil, but this could have potential compatibility
> issues in the future with unknown options being passed. Say someone
> builds with `--with-butter=salted`. Then later on Fossil adds a switch
> that has the same name `--with-butter=`, but it takes a different kind
> of argument that is completely incompatible. If the behavior is relied
> upon it cannot really be taken back once it is out in the open.
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This won't be a problem - Fossil is a fat-free scm. :-p
I guess I better leave a serious response here too... I don't know how
other projects handle non-standard build features (apart from rejecting
them outright), but a possible solution is for Fossil to agree to never
use the --with-my-<feature> namespace, or something similar if they
don't like -my-.
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