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SubjectRe: [kbuild-devel] Re: [patch] config language dep_* enhancements
Roman Zippel wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, 13 Aug 2002, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> > Mutating the language, long-term, so that it looks less like sh [...]
> That doesn't solve any of the more fundamental problems.

Correct, it doesn't.

> 1) We still have 3 config parsers, which produce slightly different
> .config files.


> 2) To integrate a new driver, you have to touch at least 3 files:
>,, Makefile. Properly configuring and building a
> driver outside of the tree is painful to impossible.


> The problems are really not simple, the current config language is very
> limited, [...]

I don't think anyone who actually understands the config system would
argue these points, but we are limited by practical constraints to making
incremental improvements only.

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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