[petsc-dev] [Suggestion] Configure QOL Improvements

Matthew Knepley knepley at gmail.com
Wed Oct 23 16:03:26 CDT 2019

On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 4:59 PM Jed Brown <jed at jedbrown.org> wrote:

> Matthew Knepley <knepley at gmail.com> writes:
> > That is an unreliable check for Z. You would not eliminate the case
> > where you give --with-Z, but the check fails, so Z is not available,
> > but you do not find out until checking X or Y.
> You can verify that Z works in a fraction of a second, but building X
> may take minutes.  Work bottom up, verify everything that is given
> before building anything.

That is exactly what we do now. What are you talking about?


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

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