Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:

> Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> writes:
>> ?  People using ancient compilers that never change headers wouldn't
>> be hurt, people using modern compilers that do change headers also
>> wouldn't be hurt, and we could stop pretending to maintain an
>> up-to-date list.
> I agree that it is very tempting to declare that we do not manually
> "maintain" the dependency list and force people without -MMD to
> recompile whenever any unrelated header changes.  Especially that
> this patch only works on the 'master' branch and upwards, and does
> not even work on 'maint', let alone 1.9 or 1.8.5 maintenance tracks.
> Let's consider the merit of that approach after 2.1 is out.  Thanks.

Actually "upwards" is not even true; the 'next' branch already wants
e.g. trace.h to build credential-store.o, which is not needed for
the 'master' branch.

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