My newbie detailed analysis of the profile

Jesse Tie Ten Quee highos at
Thu Sep 7 12:12:19 PDT 2000


On Thu, Sep 07, 2000 at 12:45:36PM -0700, John Arrowwood wrote:
> If I understood correctly, what he wanted was something that took the place
> of "make" functionally, not one that could actually parse make files.  I
> assume there are lots of such things out there.  A guy I used to work for
> created something he called "builder" which had a semi-scripted approach.
> who knows, maybe THAT would work!
> I think what he was trying to say was that what we are trying to accomplish
> is only a more advanced version of what "make" does, and therefore we should
> keep that in mind during the design of the tool, so it could perhaps
> ultimately replace make...

Jesus, do you _know_ how much work that would be? not replacing make but
replaying all the Makefiles, etc. (that is, if that's what he means)

Jesse Tie Ten Quee - highos at highos dot com

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