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Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 11:00:23 -0700
From: Isaac Dunham <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] makefile: Make default output compact and
 similar to Linux kernel.

On Thu, 15 Mar 2012 12:42:09 -0400
Rich Felker <> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 10:25:23AM +0200, Georgi Chorbadzhiyski wrote:
> > This patch changes default make output to be similar to Linux kernel.
> > An example output looks like this:
> > CC      src/unistd/write.c
> > LD      lib/
> > BUILD   tools/musl-gcc
> > INSTALL /usr/local/musl/lib/libc.a
> Any opinions on this? I really dislike this kind of output, but if
> there's a demand for it I'll consider it.
On the plus side, it makes spotting warnings/errors easier.
It does look a little cleaner, as well.
On the down side
-it complicates makefiles
-it hides what's happening (and often the flags gcc gets are the biggest problem)
-you can review the errors in full context later with 
make  2>&1 | tee errors.log -

So my vote is that it isn't worth the effort.

Isaac Dunham <>

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