[petsc-dev] configure default to --with-etags=0 ?

Matthew Knepley knepley at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 14:24:32 CDT 2014

On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 2:10 PM, Satish Balay <balay at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

> etags takes a long time on most machines. Should we default to
> --with-etags=0?



> And its a feature primarily used by a few of us. [and we can use
> --with-etags=1 or 'make alletags']
> There is also 'git grep' that covers some of the usage patterns with
> etags..  [and its much faster..]
> There is a tagsfile created in the tarball for users so there is no
> issue with taball users.
> Satish

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