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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 16:52:54
Message-ID: 20010323085254.R9431@fw.wintelcom.net (view raw or flat)
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* Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> [010323 08:47] wrote:
> Alfred Perlstein <bright(at)wintelcom(dot)net> writes:
> >> 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.
> 
> Erroring out would be completely inappropriate unless we had made an
> *accurate* check that gram.c was out of date.  I think that's probably
> a cure worse than the disease; we risk unnecessary configure failures
> to gain, well, not a lot.  You're right that configure's output is too
> chatty for many people; but isn't there a "--quiet" option?  Seems like
> that's what they should be using if they don't want to see details.

GRR! :)

The make will still bomb out. 

It's my opinion that if the configure script detects a situation
that will make compilation impossible _it_ should abort, not proceed
to allow the user to run make when it knows it will not succeed.

I mean it wouldn't make much sense for it to give a warning about
all variants of "fork()" not existing would it?

-- 
-Alfred Perlstein - [bright(at)wintelcom(dot)net|alfred(at)freebsd(dot)org]
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