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

Barry Smith bsmith at mcs.anl.gov
Thu Jun 7 00:42:48 CDT 2012

On Jun 7, 2012, at 12:39 AM, Jed Brown wrote:

> 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.

   So we arbitrarily pretend a graph is a tree just to make our lives easier?


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