AM_SILENT_RULES: tags shown for things other than compiling

Guillem Jover guillem at
Sun Sep 27 16:44:03 PDT 2009


On Sun, 2009-09-27 at 11:18:37 -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?

I personally prefer the more detailed output, but that's just me. OTOH
to reduce a bit the setup needed on other components (no need to touch nor conditionalize the verbosity variables), the attached
patch could be used.

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