[plt-dev] in-place build directory (was re: build error with svn 14677)

From: John Clements (clements at brinckerhoff.org)
Date: Fri May 1 20:15:56 EDT 2009

On May 1, 2009, at 5:01 PM, Eli Barzilay wrote:

> On May  1, Carl Eastlund wrote:
>> I've made a set of possible changes.  Here is the text of the
>> 'mkdir' and 'configure' steps (up to the example commands); I've
>> attached a full README file as well as a diff that makes these
>> changes and updates later references to step numbers.
> The problem with this, so that it's now turned around:
> 1. Select (or create) a build directory.  It is better to run the
>    build in a different directory rather than use this directory.
> This reads like a specific instruction to create a build directory.
> It's an option that is very useful for people who will hold the
> directory for a long time, but these people are still a minority.
> Most people will compile from source once, or will compile from source
> once after every release.

So what? Does it matter if everyone creates a build directory?


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