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Leon Timmermans
September 27, 2016 22:24
Re: "Warning: perl appears in your path"
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On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 8:47 PM, Slaven Rezic <> wrote:

> The purpose of STDERR is not to output just error messages, but all kind
> of diagnostic messages --- in contrast to STDOUT, which usually contains
> data, possibly processed in a pipe.
> So if it changes to a note, it should still go to STDERR.
> (That's why STDOUT is usually buffered while STDERR is not --- you want
> to see the diagnostics as fast as possible, while the potentially large
> data should be processed as fast as possible)

By that measure most of Configure's output should go do stderr. I think
this logic is useful in pipeline programs, but not so much in this kind of


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