waf -v clutter

Eric S. Raymond esr at thyrsus.com
Sat Nov 25 19:11:32 UTC 2017

Hal Murray <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>:
> devel at ntpsec.org said:
> > waf doesn't know that config.h exists; this is its way to pass configuration
> > switches.  The fact that we generate a config.h is really legacy behavior
> > from autoconf and could be eliminated, but it's low on my priority list. 
> It may be "legacy", but I like it.  It's a handy chunk of documentation.

Yeah, there's something to that.  It's why looking into removing it is near the
bottom of my priority list asnd might never happen at all.

> How do waf geeks keep track of what they built?  What file do they grep when 
> they are trying to see where a suspicious symbol comes from?

I think that's what waf -v is supposed to be for.  That and eyeballing the
waf recipe files.
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