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Re: RFC: Do not install specs file

On Sun, Dec 19, 2004 at 06:29:58PM -0800, Mark Mitchell wrote:
> Zack suggested that we might win by not installing the specs file,
> and, in fact, this turns out to be surprisingly true.  I measured a
> 0.3% improvement in Qt builds simply by making that change.  Some
> combination of reduced work on the part of the driver, and reduced
> disk access, makes this worthwhile.  Furthermore, in internal
> discussions, we couldn't see any reason that people need the specs
> file to be installed, especially since it can be recreated with
> -dumpspecs.
> Does anyone object to this change (which I have tested on
> i686-pc-linux-gnu, but not installed)?

I don't object to the concept, but I don't like the implementation...
:-)  Is it still necessary to create the specs file in the build
directory?  I would rather not if we can avoid it.  This invocation of
CC_FOR_TARGET has caused me headaches before.

It gives me the creeps to leave just the rm -f there.  Since this is in
$(libsubdir), can we skip that?  It would only burn people who
frequently 'make install' into the same directory, and only this once.

Daniel Jacobowitz

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