INCLUDE_CONFIG_FILE in GENERIC
brde at optusnet.com.au
Thu Jan 14 11:47:34 UTC 2010
On Thu, 14 Jan 2010, Nikolay Denev wrote:
> I just want to add a user's point of view :
> To me INCLUDE_CONFIG_FILE sounds like the
> whole config file will be included,
> not just the output after preprocessing.
It used to mean to actually include the config file. This became a broken
meaning when the include directive was added in 2001, if this directory
wass actually used, so that a typical config file looked like:
This was fixed in 2007, but at the same time, for some reason stripping
the comments became the default.
Of course GENERIC shouldn't have verbose comments (except meta ones).
Please remove any others :-). There are only 2 really annoying ones
in the i386 GENERIC:
- one for puc
- a set of 3 separate 1-line extra ones for bpf, the first line of which
essentially just repeats the expansion of the acronym `bpf' but does it
with different capitalization.
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