Re: _My_ turn for a 2.1 wishlist

Bernhard Kaindl (
Mon, 29 Jul 1996 23:16:12 +0200 (MET DST)

On Sat, 27 Jul 1996, Robert de Bath wrote:

> What I've done before (on userland projects) is to seperate the
> 'autoconfig.h' style depends from the ordinary depends, taking
> care that the normal depend does _not_ notice changes in the
> 'autoconfig' file.
> The "make config_part2" is quite similar to "make depend" but looks for
> "#if..."s in C and header files it then filches off the normal make
> depend to work out which objects depend on which config options and put
> this info into a single file.
> The first thing the compile then did was to compare the old and new
> config lists then simply, using the 'dependancy' file, delete all
> objects that depend on options that have changed.

Sounds cool. Would you do that for linux also?

Best Regards,

Bernhard Kaindl

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