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SubjectRe: make distclean and make dep??
On Wed, 13 Nov 2002, Nicolas Pitre wrote:

> On Wed, 13 Nov 2002, Andreas Steinmetz wrote:
>
> > Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> > > On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 02:32:27PM -0500, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> > >>Also noted, somewhere between 2.5.45 and 2.5.46 distclean vanished from
> > >>"make help." It's really useful to have distclean work to build patched
> > >>kernels for distribution, hopefully this is an oversight and not a new
> > >>policy.
> > >
> > > Since they are equal I removed the help for the less used version.
> >
> > Not so nice. /me e.g. is used to distclean, never used mrproper and
> > distclean is a standard target in most projects, so people are probably
> > more used to distclean than mrproper which is kernel specific.

I think there's good reasons for both distclean and mrproper, distclean is
the standard target which most projects use, and mrproper is the
traditional Linux kernel target. So I would vote for keeping them both
(and share a common help entry).

What I don't see is why we would need different semantics, though,
anybody?

--Kai


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