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Re: PATCH libffi win64 support


Dave Korn wrote:
> Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
>> * Andrew Haley wrote on Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 08:19:39PM CEST:
>>> Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
>>>> autoconf without --force looks at time stamps of input files, yes.
>>> Oh, no!  That is a classic case of an accident waiting to happen.
>> Well, it's also a nontrivial speedup in common use cases.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Ralf
> 
>   ? I would have thought "running autoconf" doesn't count as a "common"
> operation but as a rare and almost always explicitly user-directed one.  The
> risk/benefit tradeoff here seems wrong to me.

me2.  I was wondering if a patch to change this behaviour to using
a checkssum rather than a time stamp might be accepted.

Andrew.


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