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SubjectRe: test10-pre7
Peter Samuelson wrote:
>
> To Keith, Michael and me, the cleanest way to remove duplicates is
> $(sort). Since some object files must *not* be sorted, we came up with
> a simple, readable way to declare that certain things had to come in a
> certain order -- the idea being that most of the time it would not be
> needed. Linus disagrees that our solution is simple, readable or
> otherwise desirable. That's basically the whole issue in a nutshell.
>

I would tend to agree with Linus on that. If that's truly what you're
doing, it would be rather nonobvious.

But the question, perhaps, is when does ordering matter. I'm a little
concerned about things highly dependent on link ordering.

-hpa

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