[Buildroot] [patch] qtopia4

Allan Clark allanc at chickenandporn.com
Tue Dec 12 10:05:31 UTC 2006

On 12/12/06, Thomas Lundquist <lists at zelow.no> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 11, 2006 at 11:27:08PM +0100, Bernhard Fischer wrote:
> [...]
> > >It's a habit. Any real reason we should make it a requirement not to
> > >have it or is it just for looks?
> >
> > Well, it's bloat :) Habit of mine to omit them if they are not needed.
> hehe.
> but space isn't much of an issue in the buildroot scripts.

(I think we're still tlaking about ";")

I'm involved in a project where a ";" instead of a "&&" between two
dependent build steps is evil, naughty, and generally bad.  Seems the
";" hides an error code from propagating to the make parent process to
catch a failure.  Much easier to write though.

It gets better... we don't seem to like pipes for the same reason.  :(

In this case, the project deals with clearmake build-avoidance, and
once a derived object gets into the pool, whether bad or good, it's a
pain to purge.  One viewpoint...

(I guess this means I don't need to fix the qte build if Qtopia Core
will build for us :)


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