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    SubjectRe: [kbuild-devel] [PATCH 25/33] kbuild: use POSIX BRE in headers install target
    On 7/21/07, Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> wrote:
    > On Sat, Jul 21, 2007 at 03:21:43PM -0400, Mike Frysinger wrote:
    > > On 7/21/07, Oleg Verych <olecom@flower.upol.cz> wrote:
    > > >On Sat, Jul 21, 2007 at 04:27:31AM -0400, Mike Frysinger wrote:
    > > >[]
    > > >> if you want to make some micro optimization in the build install step,
    > > >> sure ... but functionally, the difference is irrelevant considering
    > > >> sed operates only on individual lines
    > > >
    > > >That was an attempt to support less sucking userspace in the kernel
    > > >development. More readable, more memory/cpu effective, more portable.
    > >
    > > while you could try and make a claim against memory/cpu effeciency, i
    > > fail to see how the first or last claims could possibly be backed up
    > >
    > > but again, if you feel that strongly about it, you're certainly free
    > > to post a patch
    >
    > I would much more prefer this functionality to be integrated into unifdef.
    > There is no good reason to have two different preprocesisng methonds, one
    > being the sed based one and the other the unidef one.
    >
    > A sinlge dedicated program that contian the sum of the functionality would
    > be faster too.

    which functionality ? normalizing of whitespace or all these
    linux-specific hacks ? unifdef serves one specific function which is
    stated in its manpage: remove preprocessor conditionals from code.
    -mike
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