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Re: Makefile change to restart bootstraps

Alexandre Oliva <> writes:
> On Nov 12, 2000, Mark Mitchell <> wrote:
> > I agree.  I don't think restarting bootstraps is likely to work very
> > often.
> It is, as long as no source file has changed.  Actually, I've got very
> fond of this feature; it helps on many of the platforms to which I've
> got access.  I'd rather not see it dropped.
> When I'm hunting I bug, I don't bootstrap all the time; I often just
> `make' and check that the fix appears to work before going for a full
> bootstrap.  If I had already bootstrapped that tree, I notice that
> bootstrap completes immediately and remember to remove the stamp
> files.

Wouldn't it be simpler if the 'stage_a' or whatever target depended on
all the C source files.  This would automatically restart the
bootstrap if any of the sources changed.

- Hari
Raja R Harinath ------------------------------
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