My newbie detailed analysis of the profile

John Arrowwood John.Arrowwood at
Thu Sep 7 12:45:36 PDT 2000

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...

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerard Beekmans [mailto:gerard at]
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2000 12:43 PM
To: alfs-discuss at
Subject: Re: My newbie detailed analysis of the profile

On Thu, 07 Sep 2000, you wrote:
> > I think I'm just peeing in the wind at this point, but I'll say it
> > again.  Look first at what make does.  Do it better.  Generalize it
> > beyond the scope of LFS.  Then the world will care.
> Am I correct is I say that you are suggestion we create a better make
> program to parse Makefile files? I think I'm completely missing the point
> now, so please elaborate if you don't mind.

I'll never get that one answered I'm afraid. Rod just unsubscribed from the 
alfs-discuss list.

Gerard Beekmans

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