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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 0/7] tools: remove private Makefile variables

On Wed, 2015-05-06 at 13:37 +0200, Olaf Hering wrote:
> On Wed, May 06, George Dunlap wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 11:25 AM, Olaf Hering <olaf@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > Replace all private variables in Makefiles with automake variables.
> > > This series is based on 92ff75384bce7a11e27fbfaf0c531e88dd1ab4c7.
> > 
> > Why?
> Why use private variables?

The rationale for any change should be included in the either the cover
letter or the patch changelogs, it shouldn't be necessary a) guess what
your motivation is or b) play a pointless game of email tennis trying to
get you to actually explain instead of avoiding the question.


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