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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: apache/linux modules
Date Wed, 04 Feb 1998 02:15:09 GMT
Dean Gaudet wrote:
> If you remember my example it was "I want to change a Makefile".  There's
> no reason to do all the work again.

Yes... If you want to rebuild a Makefile then yep, Configure does
it all over again. If you compare apples to apples, I'm sure
Configure comes out ahead.

> Yes, config.status is a cache.  Since when are caches bad?  I'm sure you
> enjoy the disk cache on your system, and the L2 and L1 caches on your CPU.

Sure do... but all implementations that use caches have to worry
about their staleness. ./config.status doesn't.
      Jim Jagielski            |       jaguNET Access Services           |
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