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From: Thomas Matelich (sosedada_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-06-07 17:26:34

David Abrahams wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Thomas Matelich" <sosedada_at_[hidden]>
> > Just my two cents, but for a target that goes above and beyond (removing
> > directories, generated source, etc.), I've often maintained a clobber
> target.
> > It's also fairly common to have a dist or distribution target, which
> either
> > prepares for packaging or actually does the packaging. Just throwing out
> some
> > options in case you don't want to add some things to Clean.
> I have no objection to putting, essentially, "rm -rf bin" directly into the
> clean target. Is there any good reason for maintaining separate Clean and
> Clobber targets?
> It's easy to arrange for Clean to remove generated source, I think.

I've just used it to distinguish between "clean enough" and "sparklingly
clean". This was when I was on a slow box, though. Basically my mail reader
split the thread and I didn't see the better solutions, until I had already

Thomas O Matelich
Senior Software Designer
Zetec, Inc.

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