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SubjectRe: State of the new config & build system
On Fri, Dec 28, 2001 at 10:02:01AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Something I also asked for the config system at least a year ago was to
> have Configure.help split up. Never happened. It's still one large ugly
> file. Driver or architecture maintainers still can't just change _their_
> small fragment, they have to touch a global file that they don't "own".
>
> So if somebody really wants to help this, make scripts that generate
> config files AND Configure.help files from a distributed set. And once you
> do that, you could even imagine creating the old-style config files
> (without the automatic checking and losing some information) from the
> information.

For single-file drivers, I like Becker's (correct credit?) system...
about 10 lines of metadata is embedded in a C comment, and it includes
the Config.in and Configure.help info.

Jeff


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