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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: apache/linux modules
Date Wed, 04 Feb 1998 02:25:13 GMT


On Tue, 3 Feb 1998, Jim Jagielski wrote:

> ./config.status is faster because it uses a cache. If you make changes,
> then the cache is stale and no worth at all. Not only that, but
> ./config.status does not store any env variables which have been
> set on the original ./configure command line. 
> 
> > Almost 15 seconds just to rebuild my Makefiles. 
>
> Only because Configure actual rebuilds, from scratch.

If you remember my example it was "I want to change a Makefile".  There's
no reason to do all the work again.

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.

Dean


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