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From:
Nicholas Clark
Date:
December 14, 2000 13:51
Subject:
Re: perl@8102
Message ID:
20001214215119.A29026@plum.flirble.org
On Wed, Dec 13, 2000 at 10:20:04AM -0600, Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
>         http://www.iki.fi/jhi/perl@8102.tgz
>         http://www.hietaniemi.org/jarkko/perl@8102.tgz
>         ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/languages/perl/snap/perl@8102.tgz

I find that it feels like rebuilding a second time. The cause seems to
be:

-rw-rw-r--    1 nick     nick        36996 Dec 13 21:24 perly.o
-r--r--r--    1 nick     nick       101520 Oct 20 21:40 perly.c
-r--r--r--    1 nick     nick        17303 Oct 20 21:40 perly.y
-r-xr-xr-x    1 nick     nick         6942 Aug  1 03:32 perly.fixer
-r--r--r--    1 nick     nick         1270 Aug  1 03:32 perly.h
-r--r--r--    1 nick     nick         4929 Aug  1 03:32 perly_c.diff

And make thinking:

   Prerequisite `perly.y' is newer than target `perly.h'.
  Must remake target `perly.h'.
sh -c true
  Successfully remade target file `perly.h'.

Why didn't it do this during the first make?
And why is perly.h older than perly.y?

I don't like waiting for it to rebuild again. Is this virtuous impatience or
false impatience?
[third question doesn't really need an answer]

Nicholas Clark

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