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SubjectRe: [kbuild-devel] Re: [patch] config language dep_* enhancements
Kai Germaschewski wrote:
>
> > > So you agree a bit of spring cleaning wouldn't hurt, right? ;)
> >
> > Absolutely, and I have a catalogue of dust puppies to help that process ;-)
>
> Okay. Let me first state that I do not really have the time to get
> involved currently. ISDN4Linux and other pending kbuild stuff already
> takes somewhat more than the remaining free time I have. But if you guys
> want to get going with some step by step cleaning (w/o breaking too much),
> I can try to help reviewing and submitting to Linus.

Great.

> Basically, extend the "source" command to do a grep CONFIG_* in the file
> to be read and set all found symbols to "n", if unset - only then do
> the actual "source".

Ah, interesting idea.

> Anyway, some more points:
>
> o a) dep_bool ' Blah' CONFIG_FOO $CONFIG_BAR vs.
> b) dep_bool ' Blah' CONFIG_FOO CONFIG_BAR

I assume you include in a) the change which gives all symbols an "n" default.
Then b) is clearly the evolutionary approach and less likely to result in a
partially broken config system come Halloween.

Greg.
--
the price of civilisation today is a courageous willingness to prevail,
with force, if necessary, against whatever vicious and uncomprehending
enemies try to strike it down. - Roger Sandall, The Age, 28Sep2001.
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