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Re: [PATCH 1/1] Windows: force-recompile git.res for differing architectures

Johannes Sixt <j6t@xxxxxxxx> writes:

> Am 07.11.18 um 02:32 schrieb Junio C Hamano:
>> Johannes Sixt <j6t@xxxxxxxx> writes:
>>> On Linux, when I recompile for a different architecture, CFLAGS would
>>> change, so I would have thought that GIT-CFLAGS were the natural
>>> choice for a dependency. Don't they change in this case on Windows,
>>> too?
>> Depending on GIT-CFLAGS would have a better chance of being safe, I
>> guess, even though it can at times be overly safe, than GIT-PREFIX,
>> I suspect.  As a single user target in Makefile, which is only used
>> by Dscho, who intends to stick to /mingw(32|64)/ convention til the
>> end of time, I think the posted patch is OK, though.
> I think that it's not only Dscho who uses the target (my build
> environment, for example, is different from Dscho's and compiles
> git.res, too). But since the patch helps him most and doesn't hurt
> others, it is good to go. No objection from my side.

Yeah, that was phrased poorly.  What I meant was by "only by Dscho"
was "only by those who share the convention that GIT-PREFIX is
changed if and only if targetting a different arch".

Anyway, I just wanted to say that GIT-PREFIX may not be precise
enough but would give sufficient signal; GIT-CFLAGS may be a more
cautious choice, but it may change a bit too often ;-).