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Re: Obsolete building in source dir?


On Tue, 2004-09-14 at 20:47, DJ Delorie wrote:
> > Could someone remind me what was wrong with the "if configure
> > notices it's been invoked in the source directory, create a build
> > directory behind the user's back" idea?  That wouldn't break all the
> > time.
> 
> It's the "behind the user's back" that's a problem.  I think that we
> should either make it do what the user expected, or tell the user they
> can't do that, but to do something the user doesn't expect is bad.

If we print out 'creating build directory in <target>-build...
configuring in <target>-build' then it's no-longer 'behind their back'.

R.


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