Junio C Hamano wrote:
While I do not have strong objections to make the build process
go faster, it is somewhat disturbing that the Makefile pieces
maintained in subdirectories need to name things they touch
using paths that include the subdirectory names.  I do not have
a better alternative to suggest, though...

For a project the size of Git, is there any real benefit to this change?

Besides pathing issues, you also have to aware that all identifiers in the included makefile fragments will be global.

I don't object to the change but I see it as trading one maintenance issue for another.
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