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Re: Patch: automatic dependencies for gcc
Tom Tromey wrote:
Richard> Well, as this only affects re-builds (?) in gcc/ it isn't
Richard> fatal (I just hit Ctrl-C and make again, that makes it work).
That seems very unsatisfying to me, especially because I can easily
reproduce the problem with 'make -j2 all'.
I think unpredictable hangs are much worse than manually maintaining
dependencies. We can always try again in a couple years, after a new
make is released.
I'm bootstrapping the reversion on a couple machines now. I will send
it before the end of the day.
Unfortunately, I agree that this is the right thing to do. I was really
excited about automated dependencies, but if automated parallel builds
don't work, we've got a large problem. Unless we can work around the
GNU make bug, or unless there's an available GNU make release that fixes
the problem, I think we have to back off.
Thank you for your efforts in this area!
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