eliminating a cause of my recent rant and argument with Matt

Barry Smith bsmith at mcs.anl.gov
Tue Dec 15 17:41:24 CST 2009

On Dec 15, 2009, at 4:18 PM, Kevin.Buckley at ecs.vuw.ac.nz wrote:

>>    I suggest we can the syntax for 2) and consistently use --known-
>> mpi-shared --known-sizeofint=8 etc everywhere in help and  
>> BuildSystem.
>> It makes things much clearer and can prevent loads of confusion.
>>    This is likely not compatible with how autoconf does things. Do
>> they have a similar split and different names? Is there anything we
>> can copy from their approach? Do we care?
> Would you not consider using a perfectly decent autoconf-like  
> construct
> such as, in the MPI case,
> --with-known-mpi-shared
> given that it is with the knowledge of the shared MPI that you are
> building ?

    We could do this. It is a bit wordy with the --with however, if it  
is always --with-known why not just eliminate the with part?

Do people use --with-known-- with autoconf?


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