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Re: [PATCH] MIPS: Opcode membership proposal

On Tue, 18 Jun 2013, Alan Modra wrote:

> > > 	* (mips-opc.lo): Add rules to create automatic
> > > 	dependency files.  Pass archdefs.
> > > 	(micromips-opc.lo, mips16-opc.lo): Likewise.
> > > 	* Regenerate.
> > 
> >  Hmm, this looks horribly tied to automake's internals to me and I am 
> > afraid is bound to break as soon as automake maintainers decide to change 
> > how the rules are generated.  I know that this is going to be a pain, but 
> > I wonder if it could be rewritten in a way that is portable across 
> > automake versions, that is only relying on automake's published interface.
> I used more or less the same rules as Ralf Wildenhues added for the
> binutils project back in 2009-08, when he fixed a lot of
> issues for us.  Judging from his activity in the automake project, I'd
> say he knew a thing or two about automake, so I personally would be a
> little cautious about using some other construct!

 Fair enough, although for a change I'd be a little worried if a construct 
that is advertised as The Right One in the official manual was not going 
to be maintained across future versions.  FWIW, as Richard's offer to make 
all the initialisers complete throughout these files supersedes of course 
any alternatives discussed by us here.


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