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Re: RFA: avoid circular dependency (using doc/../doc) (Was: Re: copying a timestamp)
* Joern Rennecke wrote on Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 07:28:29PM CET:
> Quoting Ralf Wildenhues:
> >It's not likely that this will disappear, but code like that will jump
> >out at the casual reader months from now as likely-buggy. So that would
> >definitely deserve a comment.
> OK, I've added some.
> >Maybe also a make-time (or
> >configure-time) test that this feature/bug has not changed?
> That sounds hard to get right, and hopefully it will be moot when we
> get a proper resolution of the GPL / GFDL issues.
> At any rate, the expected failure mode is that make will go back to complain
> about a circular dependency.
Ah, that sounds good enough then.