Dear diary, on Thu, Jul 28, 2005 at 12:07:07AM CEST, I got a letter
where A Large Angry SCM <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> told me that...
> 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.

I'd also argue that generally, larger files are inherently harder to
maintain, and having all the targets for all the subdirectories in a
single file sounds nightmarish. (OTOH, by now you probably know that I'm
a keep-it-as-local-as-possible junkie.)

                                Petr "Pasky" Baudis
If you want the holes in your knowledge showing up try teaching
someone.  -- Alan Cox
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