make install

David Faure faure at
Tue Oct 2 14:10:19 CEST 2007

On Tuesday 02 October 2007, Brad King wrote:
> There is alot of discussion in that bug report.
> The comparison of files is not for speed on's for not 
> changing timestamps of already installed files and causing all *other* 
> code using the installed files to rebuild, which is potentially even 
> slower.

Yes. The real solution is a dependency from the installed file to the file-to-install, so
that the file-to-install isn't installed if it isn't newer than the already-installed file.
And then, when that is implemented, thre is no need for comparing files in order
to avoid changing timestamps, since you get for free by not installing the file at all :)

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