My newbie detailed analysis of the profile
darren at younghome.com
Thu Sep 7 13:11:55 PDT 2000
The Java Apache group built ANT as a make replacement. It's all Java based
On Thu, 7 Sep 2000, 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...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gerard Beekmans [mailto:gerard at linuxfromscratch.org]
> Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2000 12:43 PM
> To: alfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org
> 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.
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