AM_SILENT_RULES: tags shown for things other than compiling

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Sun Sep 27 16:17:50 PDT 2009

On Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 11:18:37AM -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> As noted in the discussion on
> we could simplify the setup in components like libX11 when using silent rules
> if we used AM_V_GEN for all custom rules, like using cpp to generate files.
> Right now I've been putting in the custom rules, so silent mode prints:
>    CPP Compose
> Where AM_V_GEN would print
>    GEN Compose
> (for "generic" or "generate" I guess) - is the extra level of detail in knowing
> if it's cpp or sed or whatever useful?    Or is "GEN" enough, since when you
> need to debug you'll set V=1 anyway?

simplify is good, and I don't think that it matters that much that it is CPP
or GEN. ACK from me.

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