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

On 04/02/2019 20:15, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Ramsay Jones <ramsay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> 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.
> Ah, do you mean that there may be globally applicable internal
> setting?  I would have expected that such an option would be done
> directly on the command line, e.g.
> $(SP_OBJ): %.sp: %.c GIT-CFLAGS FORCE
> 	$(QUIET_SP)cgcc -no-compile $(ALL_CFLAGS) $(EXTRA_CPPFLAGS) \
> 		-Wsparse-settings-for-everybody $<

global, possibly, but more likely platform variations - as I tried
(but obviously failed) to indicate with the cygwin and MinGW examples
in my previous email.

Ramsay Jones