[petsc-dev] [petsc-maint #119133] petsc-dev configure crash

Jed Brown jedbrown at mcs.anl.gov
Thu Jun 7 00:39:52 CDT 2012

On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 12:35 AM, Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

>   Completely wrong. hg is magic and looks through all the source code and
> sees that I have referenced joe in petsc-dev and then deduces that joe must
> be down in BuildSystem and checks for it there and then generates a useful
> error message?

It's okay for parents to manipulate their children, but not vice-versa.
Children should be ignorant of their surroundings, otherwise we'll be
unable to manage the complexity.
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