Re: [PATCH] kselftest: using built-in rule when delete file

From: long.wanglong
Date: Sun Sep 27 2015 - 22:04:24 EST

On 2015/9/25 23:44, Darren Hart wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 12:07:47PM +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
>> On Thu, 2015-09-24 at 10:05 +0800, long.wanglong wrote:
>>> On 2015/9/24 9:46, Michael Ellerman wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 2015-09-23 at 09:40 +0000, Wang Long wrote:
>>>>> Use make's built-in rules to when delete a file
>>>>> or delete files.
>>>> It's not a built-in rule, it's a variable.
>>> SorryïI did not describe clearly. It is a variable used as
>>> name of program in built-in rules.
>>>> Personally I think using rm directly is clearer, but I guess this is fine. Do
>>>> you actually want to override $RM ?
>>> So far, I do not want to override $(RM). But I found that some test's Makefile
>>> using *$(RM)* while the other's using *rm -f*, I think it is better to use one
>>> of them in all unit tests.
> Agreed, consistency is good.
>>> Do you think which one is better?
>> I prefer just using rm -f, because it's less magic, everyone knows what it does.
> Also agreed, it's explicit and perfectly functional.
Ok, thanks, I will send another patch to replace $(RM) with "rm -f".

Best Regards
Wang Long

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