[Buildroot] [PATCH 4/5] Remove BR2_TOPDIR_PREFIX and BR2_TOPDIR_SUFFIX

Peter Korsgaard jacmet at uclibc.org
Thu Sep 10 07:33:08 UTC 2009

>>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> writes:


 >> 2) TOPDIR_PREFIX and TOPDIR_SUFFIX don't hurt and are convenient for
 >> some corner-cases. I'd keep them.

 Thomas> As they don't provide any additional value over O=, I'd prefer
 Thomas> to keep O=. One of the reason for which Buildroot is too
 Thomas> complicated today is because there are multiple ways of
 Thomas> achieving the same thing. This multitude of options is
 Thomas> confusing for newcomers.

I agree. I much prefer the KISS principle.

I think the main thing buildroot has going for itself compared to the
other build systems is simplicity. It is (imho) a lot smaller and
simpler to understand and start hacking on for outsiders.

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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