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Tue Jan 11 05:25:17 PST 2005
Christopher Vance wrote:
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. :-(
Try Dave Tilbrook's company: www.qef.com (though I don't think this particular paper is
Dave is wonderfully cantankerous - and generally correct.
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