On Thu, Oct 12, 2006 at 08:01:06PM -0500, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> > I think one idea is a "pedantic" mode that fails if an unrecognized
> > option is supplied.
> I do not see any point at all in a special mode. If you know enough to
> want to use it you should be able to protect yourself more directly from
> needing it, simply by taking care to use correct switches.

It was originally a fatal error right at the beginning but we got
complaints that build systems tend to assume they can load the
command-line with lots of crap and still expect it to work.

All I can suggest at this point is try to make it more visible (more
stars or spacing). Ofcourse with ./configure && make && make install
you still won't see it.

I would like a pedantic mode, but the method of activation is a tricky
issue. You want it to be 'on' for normal users but 'off' for automatic
build scripts.

Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog@svana.org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> From each according to his ability. To each according to his ability to 
> litigate.

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