link: "Recursive Make Considered Harmful"

Simon 'corecode' Schubert corecode at
Mon Jan 10 13:35:05 PST 2005

On Monday, 10. January 2005 22:05, Antonio Vargas wrote:
> I can but wonder if ths simple scheme would work:
> 1. We make some way to do #include on a makefile
> 2. When we #include a makefile, we alter it's target and dependencies
> so that they get the proper path
> 3. At the end of reading the top-tree makefile memory has a master
> makefile and we don't have to change any of the inner ones.

that's what i've been thinking about, too.

> I'm not that big a make hacker, but it can't be that bad internally...
> did I miss something totally obvious???

yes: make is evil code to the max (pun). thankfully max is cleaning up make 
and maybe in the end we can figure out something like this.


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