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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-27 08:08:59

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 10:31 PM, troy d. straszheim <troy_at_[hidden]>

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> troy d straszheim wrote:
>> Things look good. So... Dave is it possible you were doing
>>> configuration of cmake in a build directory that had failed
>>> configuration once?
>> Gosh, I don't know. Maybe. Probably. Heck, shouldn't that work, after
>> all!? How will our users survive if one failure torpedoes all further
>> attempts?
> It is just a standard cmake gotcha: configuration/generation fails, the
> cache isn't deleted, and whatever it was that caused the failure is
> preserved in the cache to fail on the next attempt. You can reduce this
> effect by being careful what you cache, but in this case, well, we're still
> just hackin' on this thing....

I thought cmake was supposed to be robust. This is very discouraging; it
implies cmake developers are only targeting folks who are cmake experts.

Is it possible to disable this misfeature?


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