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SubjectRe: [kbuild-devel] select of non-existing I2C* symbols
On Sun, May 08, 2005 at 08:20:50PM +0200, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> > Shouldn't kconfig exit with an error if a not available symbol gets
> > selected?
> No. There are meny configurations where we select a symbol that is
> only visible in some configurations.
> Several possibilities exists:
> 1) Silently ignore SELECT SYMBOL when SYMBOL is undefined
> 2) Warn - as we do today
> 3) Error out as you suggest
> Option 1) is preferable for 'make oldconfig' simply because target group
> here do not care. But it would be nice to know when one do a typing
> error in SELECT. So one *config target should continue to warn about it.

I'd prefer 3) and fix up all problems.

E.g. i the case of the I2C* select's the current warnings seem to
indicate possible configurations that do not compile.

> Sam



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"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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