Re: [kbuild-devel] Re: [patch] config language dep_* enhancements

From: Kai Germaschewski (
Date: Fri Aug 23 2002 - 10:18:23 EST

On Mon, 19 Aug 2002, Greg Banks wrote:

> Roman Zippel wrote:
> >
> > The problem here is one should consider, how all these little changes will
> > help to solve the big problems. Do they allow to more easily fix the big
> > problems or have these changes to be dumped again?
> I believe fixing the existing rules within the existing syntax is an exercise
> worth doing, and that the results will carry across to whatever extended syntax/
> new language/new parsers/whatever will be the long-term solution.

Let me just second this. This doesn't mean to try random changes hoping
that in the end the result is something sensible. But there are many cases
which are obviously bugs or deficiences, and fixes / cleanups there are
definitely a good idea as a first step.


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