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

From: Roman Zippel (
Date: Fri Aug 23 2002 - 18:03:10 EST


On Fri, 23 Aug 2002, Kai Germaschewski wrote:

> > 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.

Let me mention (again), that we are talking about two different problems
here. On the hand bugs in the rulebase can be fixed with either syntax. On
the other hand major cleanups/extensions are better done with only a
single parser.

bye, Roman

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