[m-dev.] test failure on aral

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Sun May 18 02:07:04 AEST 2003

On 17-May-2003, Simon Taylor <stayl at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> Mmake.common.in contains the following
> > # By default, GRADESTRING is defined as the result of invoking
> > # `mmc --output-grade-string' with $(GRADE) and $(GRADEFLAGS).
> > # But when installing the standard library, the compiler will not yet
> > # have been installed.  So we need to define GRADESTRING here, in a way
> > # that doesn't require invoking mmc.
> > #
> > # Note that the definition below does _not_ include GRADEFLAGS.
> > # So any changes to the grade flags for the standard library or 
> > # compiler itself should be done by setting GRADE, not GRADEFLAGS.
> Is there any reason why this isn't
> 	GRADESTRING	= $(shell $(SCRIPTS_DIR)/canonical_grade $(ALL_GRADEFLAGS))

None that I know of.  I think that code was written before the
canonical_grade script existed.

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