link: "Recursive Make Considered Harmful"

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Sun Jan 9 07:42:06 PST 2005

On Sat, Jan 08, 2005 at 05:54:52PM -0500, George Georgalis wrote:
> I've been mulling over the pdf file linked here
> Recursive Make Considered Harmful, Peter Miller

This paper outlines a lot of problems of gmake and the use of gmake.
It doesn't apply to BSD make so such, because most of our tree uses
very small Makefiles which can't be merged into a simple master
Makefile without a lot of hassle, possible even reducing speed for
certain usage patterns.


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