[erlang-patches] Implement ./otp_build configure --enable-silent-rules

Anthony Ramine <>
Tue Jan 29 12:44:55 CET 2013

Honestly, the sole improvement that could be done to that feature is not
replicating it and using Automake instead. As I said earlier, it would be
insane to make CC and LD and ERLC handle silent rules themselves.

Anthony Ramine

Le 29 janv. 2013 à 12:12, Björn-Egil Dahlberg a écrit :

> On 2013-01-29 10:57, Anthony Ramine wrote:
>> V_CC and its friends are not valid shells commands as they may start with an @, I don't think CC itself should behave the same way.
>> The maintainability shouldn't be a concern as only people in the know ever touch these makefiles anyway, and no one should modify them without looking at the other targets and commands for inspiration and code consistency.
>> That being said, I won't take it personally if the patch is reverted, but Bjorn-Egil himself seems to quite like it :)
> I think Anders raise an important point of maintainability. If it can be implemented with higher maintainability, perhaps it should be. I like the feature and I do want it. I don't believe it makes that much more difficult to maintain makefiles, but any improvements help.
> // Björn-Egil

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