[petsc-dev] improvement to ./configure

Matthew Knepley knepley at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 00:20:39 CST 2010

I can try to put something in.


On Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 7:16 PM, Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

>   Matt,
>   It would be nice when some user types --xxxx-yyyyyy_zzzz and they meant
> --xxxx-yyyyyy-zzzz it would give them a nice error message. This is made
> difficult by the fact that superlu_dist name as an underscore in it. Are
> there other special cases?
>   Could we have BuildSystem barf with helpful error message whenever
> someone puts an _ instead of - except when allowed like superlu_dist?
>   We semi-regularly waste time with petsc-maint messages of people who
> cannot distinguish _ from -
>    Barry

What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their experiments
is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their experiments
-- Norbert Wiener
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