README: note that --debug output should not be considered stable

Ariadne Conill 2021-10-25 21:52:52 -06:00
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## debug output
Please use only the stable interfaces to query pkg-config. Do not screen-scrape the
output from `--debug`: this is sent to `stderr` for a reason, it is not intended to be
scraped. The `--debug` output is **not** a stable interface, and should **never** be
depended on as a source of information. If you need a stable interface to query pkg-config
which is not covered, please get in touch.
## compiling `pkgconf` and `libpkgconf` on UNIX
pkgconf is basically compiled the same way any other autotools-based project is