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Re: make caught doing what configure should...

From: Alfred Perlstein <bright(at)wintelcom(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: make caught doing what configure should...
Date: 2001-03-23 16:42:51
Message-ID: 20010323084251.Q9431@fw.wintelcom.net (view raw or flat)
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* Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> [010323 08:40] wrote:
> Alfred Perlstein <bright(at)wintelcom(dot)net> writes:
> > Shouldn't configure look for the pre-generated file when the test for
> > bison fails?
> 
> No, I don't think so.  At least not that way: what you'd need to
> discover is not only whether gram.c exists but whether it is newer
> than all its prerequisite files.
> 
> Besides, I think the warning message is appropriate in any case, since
> it lets bison-less people know that they had better not blow away gram.c
> or hack on gram.y.

Er, not really, it (the warning) gets blown away by all the rest
of the ./configure output.  It might as well error out, not just
warn, then you can actually see the message.

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