link: "Recursive Make Considered Harmful"
asmodai at wxs.nl
Tue Jan 11 04:23:01 PST 2005
-On [20050111 12:42], Christopher Vance (christopher at xxxxxx) wrote:
>It's the use of shell commands to change make's behaviour - and not
>just file content - that I consider a significant part of the problem.
Nice to see you saying that, because I was wondering if a good build tool
needs any external dependencies at all in the terms of shell scripts.
The only things I can envision are things like compiler compilers and such
tools that need to generate file X from template file Y.
>I think building would be more maintainable if the shell stuff was up
>front to set parameters, etc., before doing any file construction, and
>then never got invoked again in all the myriad recursions.
I agree to that. I am just hard thinking if this is a reasonable
assumption. I cannot envision much right now that need external shell
scripting or such given a sufficiently decent command set inside the build
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