Making PCRE required ? Was: Optional PCRE breaking build?

Mauricio Piacentini piacentini at
Mon Jan 21 21:08:41 GMT 2008

Stephan Kulow wrote:

 >I tend to agree. You have to accept that a kpat developer needs to 
 >kdelibs even if he is not interested to surf the web with it. Same for 
 >optional dependencies. But if it's optional, it should just compile 
 >with a big
 >warning and not require a -DYES_I_KNOW_WHAT_IM_DOING. I think it 
should >be our
 >policy to rely on developers being able to read.

That was the point of my report. If it is optional, then I should be 
able to compile (and read the warnings about missing functionality), 
just as it was during the whole 4.0 cycle, using the standard cmakekde 
procedure, no need to pass additional flags or anything like that. Or 
just make it a requirement.

Mauricio Piacentini

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