Ticket #865 (closed bug: fixed)
extra .pmc files in src/pmc cause silent pbc compatibility breaks
|Reported by:||cotto||Owned by:||cotto|
In TT #823, Coke experienced some mysterious test failures because he had a stray .pmc file in src/pmc. This PMC was silently built into Parrot even though it wasn't in MANIFEST and didn't belong.
A solution to this behavior is to have the generated Makefile explicitly list all PMCs rather than using the suffix rules (see config/gen/makefiles/root.in +655). Alternately, a big noisy warning when there are PMCs not listed in MANIFEST would be sufficient. The idea is that it should be hard for a user or developer to unknowingly build Parrot with extra PMCs