cvs commit: src/gnu/usr.bin/groff/tmac Makefile

Dmitry Pryanishnikov dmitry at
Mon Aug 14 12:53:04 UTC 2006


On Mon, 14 Aug 2006, Andrey Chernov wrote:
>>   - Touch /usr/share/tmac/man.local if it already exists.
> It is definitely bad habbit touching the files to marking them not
> obsoleted. Many developers including me use 'INSTALL = install -C' which
> not touch files when not needed, so we have correct date of the actual
> last file change. With that your touching those files will falsely looks
> updated. Please back it out.

   Note that this commit does _not_ touch the file. As I've shown in my 
previous letter, ':>>$file' will _not_ change file's modification time.
Maybe, we should avoid spelling ':>>' as a 'touch' in the commit log
to prevent such a confusion? BTW, knowing that ':>>$file' doesn't change
modification time, I'm really curiuos what this ".else / :>> / .endif" really
does? Isn't this a plain NOOP?!

Sincerely, Dmitry
Atlantis ISP, System Administrator
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