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From: "Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <avarab@gmail.com>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Cc: Taylor Blau <me@ttaylorr.com>,
	git@vger.kernel.org, Denton Liu <liu.denton@gmail.com>,
	Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras@gmail.com>,
	Kristof Provost <Kristof@provost-engineering.be>,
	Jeff King <peff@peff.net>,
	Ramsay Jones <ramsay@ramsayjones.plus.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 4/5] Makefile: the "cscope" target always creates a "cscope.out"
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 23:20:25 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87k0lit57x.fsf@evledraar.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqqfsw69o8m.fsf@gitster.g>


On Thu, Jul 22 2021, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> Taylor Blau <me@ttaylorr.com> writes:
>
>>> >  cscope.out: $(FOUND_SOURCE_FILES)
>>> > -	$(QUIET_GEN)$(RM) cscope* && \
>>> > -	echo $(FOUND_SOURCE_FILES) | xargs cscope -b
>>> > +	$(QUIET_GEN)$(RM) cscope.out && \
>>> > +	echo $(FOUND_SOURCE_FILES) | xargs cscope -f$@ -b
>>
>> But that alone is a good change in my mind at least. Then it's clear
>> that that target is responsible for generating cscope.out and nothing
>> else.
>
> Probably.  The preparatory $(RM) is close enough to the invocation
> of cscope that anybody adding other options like '-q' should be
> careful enough to notice that the line needs to be touched, too, so
> I can be talked into thinking that $(RM) change here is a good one.
> I do not know about "-f$@", which is "Meh" to me.  Is there a good
> reason to suspect that they might want to change the default output
> filename?
>
>> So I'd be in favor of rewording the patch message and only retaining
>> this hunk (and dropping the other two).
>
> Yup.  I do not mind dropping one half of this hunk, too, but again,
> I do not mind keeping -f$@, either [*1*].
>
>
> [Footnote]
>
> *1* if the patch to add cscope support anew were done with -f$@, I
>    wouldn't have insisted removing it, out of the principle "any Meh
>    change is not worth applying once the code was written and
>    working".

As long as we have no user of a -q flag ever, what's the point of
forever carrying the "rm foo*" when we know it's foo.out, just because a
future Makefile change might add foo.blah?

Doesn't seem like something we'd trip over, and the .gitignore/rm rule
is just misleading now...

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-22 21:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 45+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-22 14:21 [PATCH 0/3] Makefile: "make tags" fixes & cleanup Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-22 14:21 ` [PATCH 1/3] Makefile: move ".PHONY: cscope" near its target Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-22 14:21 ` [PATCH 2/3] Makefile: fix "cscope" target to refer to cscope.out Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-22 19:25   ` Jeff King
2021-06-22 19:49     ` Chris Torek
2021-06-23 19:54       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-23 19:51     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-23 19:25   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-22 14:21 ` [PATCH 3/3] Makefile: don't use "FORCE" for tags targets Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-22 19:28   ` Jeff King
2021-06-23 19:49   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-06-22 15:16 ` [PATCH 0/3] Makefile: "make tags" fixes & cleanup Taylor Blau
2021-06-29  6:29 ` Junio C Hamano
2021-06-29 12:07   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-29 11:12 ` [PATCH v2 0/5] " Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-29 11:12   ` [PATCH v2 1/5] Makefile: move ".PHONY: cscope" near its target Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-29 11:12   ` [PATCH v2 2/5] Makefile: add QUIET_GEN to "cscope" target Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-29 11:12   ` [PATCH v2 3/5] Makefile: fix "cscope" target to refer to cscope.out Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-07-01 22:23     ` Jeff King
2021-07-01 22:25       ` Jeff King
2021-06-29 11:12   ` [PATCH v2 4/5] Makefile: don't use "FORCE" for tags targets Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-30  0:05     ` Ramsay Jones
2021-06-29 11:12   ` [PATCH v2 5/5] Makefile: normalize clobbering & xargs " Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-07-21 23:23   ` [PATCH v3 0/5] Makefile: "make tags" fixes & cleanup Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-07-21 23:23     ` [PATCH v3 1/5] Makefile: move ".PHONY: cscope" near its target Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-07-21 23:23     ` [PATCH v3 2/5] Makefile: add QUIET_GEN to "cscope" target Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-07-21 23:23     ` [PATCH v3 3/5] Makefile: don't use "FORCE" for tags targets Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-07-21 23:23     ` [PATCH v3 4/5] Makefile: the "cscope" target always creates a "cscope.out" Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-07-22 16:55       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-07-22 17:58         ` Taylor Blau
2021-07-22 18:50           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-07-22 21:20             ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason [this message]
2021-07-21 23:23     ` [PATCH v3 5/5] Makefile: normalize clobbering & xargs for tags targets Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-07-23 10:43       ` Jeff King
2021-07-23 10:47         ` Jeff King
2021-07-23 10:47     ` [PATCH v3 0/5] Makefile: "make tags" fixes & cleanup Jeff King
2021-07-23 15:25       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-07-23 19:32       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-07-23 19:41     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-08-04 22:54     ` [PATCH v4 " Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-08-04 22:54       ` [PATCH v4 1/5] Makefile: move ".PHONY: cscope" near its target Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-08-04 22:54       ` [PATCH v4 2/5] Makefile: add QUIET_GEN to "cscope" target Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-08-04 22:54       ` [PATCH v4 3/5] Makefile: don't use "FORCE" for tags targets Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-08-04 22:54       ` [PATCH v4 4/5] Makefile: remove "cscope.out", not "cscope*" in cscope.out target Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-08-04 22:54       ` [PATCH v4 5/5] Makefile: normalize clobbering & xargs for tags targets Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason

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