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    SubjectRe: RFC: $(ARCH) in file
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    Followup to:  <AB6uRauyjT@khim.sch57.msk.ru>
    By author: "Khimenko Victor" <khim@sch57.msk.ru>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
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    > In <85g0vii63p.fsf@junk.nocrew.org> lars brinkhoff (lars@nocrew.org) wrote:
    > > Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@mandrakesoft.mandrakesoft.com> writes:
    > >> On 28 Jan 2000, lars brinkhoff wrote:
    > >> > Why do I want this? Because I often build for an architecture which is
    > >> > not the native one. Saving the architecture in .arch is more convenient
    > >> > then typing "make ARCH=foo".
    > >> How tough is it to edit the makefile? :)
    >
    > > Not tough, but I think it's easier for people to type
    > > echo FOO >.arch
    > > than to mess with the Makefile.
    >
    > It's usually MUCH better to mess with the Makefile then to add kludges in
    > mainstream kernel. I think probability of acception is zero.
    >

    Actually, this seems like a reasonable hack to me. However, why hide
    the file?

    -hpa
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