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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
>
> 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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