On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 19:18:27 +0600, Mikhail Gusarov <dottedmag at 
dottedmag.net> wrote:
> I don't entirely like duplicating every command line in makefile,
> so this patch is RFC. Someone with bigger Make-fu than mine probably
> knows a better way.

Hi Mikhail,

Getting a quieter compile out is a great idea.

But, you're right that duplicating the command line invocations is a
problem. That sets up a fragile system where we'll end up with "make"
and "make V=1" actually doing different things.

Meanwhile, the feature I've always wanted with systems like this is to
document to the user that there's the possibility of adding a "V=1" to
the command line to get the full output.

Fortunately, I'm sitting next to Chris Wilson right now, and I know that
all I need to do is to mention the idea to him, and he'll give us a
solution that doesn't duplicate the commands, documents V=1, and will
just be a tiny change to our Makefiles.


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