On Sun, Jan 07, 2007 at 12:42:06AM -0500, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> > On Sat, 2007-01-06 at 23:38 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> > > Everyone using these tools knows about the two-pass behavior.
> > 
> > No, not everyone knows. In fact I would argue that most do not know. It
> > isn't intuitive to the process. You *expect* that an index will be made.
> The idea for the warning message actually came from Peter.

FWIW, I have this problem with LaTeX also, which needs multiple passes
occasionally to fix cross-references and idexes and stuff. The solution
I have in the makefile is a fragment like the following:

while egrep -q "^LaTeX Warning:.*Rerun to" logfile ; do
  rm logfile
  latex taxfile

I don't know enough about the relevent tool to know if they actually
generate a warning about whether they need to be rerun. In any case it
seems a much better approach to simply run it again when needed rather
than printing a warning.

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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