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

On 04/02/2019 18:12, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> 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

Err, no, that clearly wouldn't be an improvement! As I said above,
this is not just for target specific settings.

Am I missing something?

Ramsay Jones