link: "Recursive Make Considered Harmful"
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Thu Jan 13 12:12:28 PST 2005
I gotta say, I think the author is off-track on this one. The trade off
here is simplicity in design vs time. I far prefer keeping the design
simple (aka recursive).
A very large project would be large enough to make it worth constructing
a tool to bypass the recursive build to make incremental builds less time
consuming, but I would never want such a tool to *replace* the core
recursive build infrastructure. Large projects always have a huge
number of special cases... for example, even with DragonFly you can't
always do a 'quickworld' and have it work, and if quickworld doesn't work
in a situation I can guarentee you that these flattening tools will not
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