Daniel Kahn Gillmor <d...@fifthhorseman.net> writes:

> On Sun 2019-04-21 16:29:02 -0300, David Bremner wrote:
>> the html rebuild is much faster than the texinfo + info rebuilds.
>
> agreed, in the runs that i've been doing as well.  I was concerned that
> the html rebuild itself may have been *triggering* the rebuild of the
> texinfo stuff, though.  Sounds like you don't think that's the case.
>
>> I've posted some patches for the sphinx-doc issues a couple of hours ago
>> (id:20190421171245.19729-1-da...@tethera.net). 
>
> thanks!  your own commentary on that series seems to acknowledge that
> there are problems with it (though i don't understand the tradeoffs
> well).

There was a problem with the first patch, which I replaced with two more.


> Is there no way to give make itself full visibility into the specific
> generated files so it can do its comparisons directly?  I'm obviously
> not asking you to rewrite the entire native sphinx build system, i'm
> just observing that at present it seems suboptimal, though i don't know
> how to fix it either :/

I'm open to ideas, but keep in mind we want to support parallel make,
which means we have to be careful not to trigger multiple invocations of
sphinx-build in parallel.
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