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Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:52:30 +0100
From: Laurent Bercot <>
Subject: Re: Patch to allow configure out-with source directory

On 04/03/2015 17:41, Rich Felker wrote:
> Could you clarify what problem it solves? I don't think this is
> anywhere near sufficient to support out-of-tree builds. That's a
> difficult problem which nsz worked on in the past but didn't complete
> because we kept running into corner cases that broke.

  Is there a discussion archive or some log of that attempt and the
problems you ran into ?

  I shamelessly stole the musl Makefile's design to use in my
software - I hardly knew the make language at the time, and wanted
to study a small and clean case - and was considering implementing
out-of-tree builds at some point in the (distant) future. If there
were some notes describing the obstacles you faced, it would help
me when I get to it - or more likely convince me, like it
apparently convinced you, that it's just not worth it.


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