Re: get-orig-source: possible MBF
On Thu, 2009-10-15 at 14:07 +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 01:36:30PM +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> > > | `get-orig-source' (optional)
> > ------------------------^^^^^^^^
> > As long as the policy says optional I can't see a reason for a MBF.
> I disagree, optionality in policy means that you are not forced to have
> the g-o-s target. But if you have it, it must conform with the semantics
> dictated by policy. It is pretty much the same conformity rules you find
> in all API standardization initiatives.
Note that the policy also says:
| This target may be invoked in any directory, and should take care
| to clean up any temporary files it may have left.
I'm not sure if it is my english at fault here, but don't read this as a
must requirement (that is, you may have a get-orig-source that doesn't
comply with running from any directory).