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Re: [PATCH 1/1] Makefile: improve SPARSE_FLAGS customisation

Ramsay Jones <ramsay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

>> Thanks for a detailed and clear explanation here and in the cover
>> letter.  I agree with the motivation and most of the things I see in
>> this patch, but one thing that stands out at me is if we still want
>> to += append to SP_EXTRA_FLAGS in target specific way.  Before this
>> patch, because SPARSE_FLAGS was a dual use variable, it needed +=
>> appending to it in these two places, but that rationale is gone with
>> this patch.
> As Luc surmised, in his reply, my intention was that SP_EXTRA_FLAGS
> should be used for any 'internal' settings (not just the target
> specific settings), whereas SPARSE_FLAGS would now be used _only_ for
> user customisation.

OK, if that is the case, then not using "+= append" on SP_EXTRA_FLAGS
and initializing it without allowing environment would be two improvements
that can make the intention more clear, I think.

> Anyway, its late, so I will look at redoing the patches soon.