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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