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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-27 11:08:58

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 10:08 AM, troy d. straszheim <troy_at_[hidden]>

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Beman Dawes wrote:
>>> 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?
>> I think Troy is saying that we get to control what gets cached, and as
>> our system gets more refined, we'll figure out what to cache and what
>> not to.
> Yeah. Don't panic.

OK, I'll try not to:-)

> IIUC this is really the same model as autoconf and that has the same
>> issue, but it's not a big problem for people... it's just that it's
>> well-known how to blow away an autoconf cache.
> Yeah.

One of the lessons we have learned with regression testers is that there may
be no people present. The scripts have to recover from errors without
intervention of people. And adding that level of robustness really helps
with users, too. Things "just work", and that saves endless trouble for
users and those who support users.


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