link: "Recursive Make Considered Harmful"

Christopher Vance christopher at
Tue Jan 11 03:37:03 PST 2005

On Tue, Jan 11, 2005 at 09:57:54AM +0000, Bob Bishop wrote:
This whole problem area (fundamentally: "Make Doesn't Scale") was 
well-understood 20 years ago. See for instance: D. M. Tilbrook, P. R. H. 
Place: Tools for the Maintenance and Installation of a large Software 
Distribution. USENIX Summer 1986: 223-237. The approach presented therein 
is robust enough to be still in use today.
Any pointers on where a copy of the article might be found?
Overseas proceedings are frequently hard to find.  :-(
Christopher Vance

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