Implicit rules for downloading packages

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Mon Jul 18 07:39:24 PDT 2005

Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> Hello,
> currently the new makefiles contain boilerplate rules for downloading
> files. I don't like that, and propose to remove them with the help of
> implicit rules.

Please explain *why* you don't like them.  Saying you don't like them 
without giving any reasons isn't going to hold much weight. I will look 
at your diff soon, but can't just now, as I'm at work.

Any other details you could provide would be appreciated.



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