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Re: gEDA-user: [PATCH 1/2] gnetlist: Add access to all attributes from components with multiple symbol instances.

On Jan 5, 2011, at 11:49 AM, Peter TB Brett wrote:

> On Wednesday 05 January 2011 18:38:04 John Doty wrote:
>> They're not especially bad. In that project "make clean; make" generates
>> 2074 lines of chatter, only about 1/3 of them from gschem and gnetlist.
>> The worst offender is pdflatex.
>> You can see how a warning could easily be lost.
> That doesn't make it okay to deliberately break designs which currently work, 
> even if you don't think they deserve to. ;-)

Is there any evidence that there are any? In any case, in other areas of computing it is considered OK for behavior to change between versions of a tool for cases when the input is ambiguous. It's not like changing the default attribute promotion policy: that wasn't ambiguous.

> How about patching `gnetlist' to make less noise?

A good idea, but not a fix, because so many other things in an automated flow are chattery.

John Doty              Noqsi Aerospace, Ltd.

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