Jim Nasby <jim.na...@bluetreble.com> writes:
> The recent thread about compiler warnings got me thinking about how it's 
> essentially impossible to notice warnings with default make output. 
> Perhaps everyone just uses make -s by default, though that's a bit 
> annoying since you get no output unless something does warn (and then 
> you don't know what directory it was in).

> Is it worth looking into this? I'm guessing this may be moot with the 
> CMake work, but it's not clear when that'll make it in. In the meantime, 
> ISTM http://stackoverflow.com/a/218295 should be an easy change to make 
> (though perhaps with a variable that gives you the old behavior).

I'm not really sure which of the kluges in that article you're proposing
we adopt, but none of them look better than "make -s" to me.  Also,
none of them would do anything about make's own verbosity such as
"entering/leaving directory" lines.

                        regards, tom lane

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