[petsc-dev] Unused macros in petscconf.h

Jed Brown jed at jedbrown.org
Fri Jun 28 16:37:19 CDT 2019

Matthew Knepley <knepley at gmail.com> writes:

> On Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 2:04 PM Smith, Barry F. via petsc-dev <
> petsc-dev at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:
>>   You are right, these do not belong in petscconf.h
> The problematic thing here is hiding information from users of
> PETSc. If you are a user that counts on PETSc configure to check
> something, but then we hide it because we do not use it, I would not
> be happy.

You want PETSc to test things that it doesn't use because maybe a user
would want to know?  Where does that end and how would we ever know if
the information is correct?

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