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Re: link: "Recursive Make Considered Harmful"

From: Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai <asmodai@xxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 13:22:22 +0100

-On [20050111 12:42], Christopher Vance (christopher@xxxxxx) wrote:
>It's the use of shell commands to change make's behaviour - and not
>just file content - that I consider a significant part of the problem.

Nice to see you saying that, because I was wondering if a good build tool
needs any external dependencies at all in the terms of shell scripts.

The only things I can envision are things like compiler compilers and such
tools that need to generate file X from template file Y.

>I think building would be more maintainable if the shell stuff was up
>front to set parameters, etc., before doing any file construction, and
>then never got invoked again in all the myriad recursions.

I agree to that.  I am just hard thinking if this is a reasonable
assumption.  I cannot envision much right now that need external shell
scripting or such given a sufficiently decent command set inside the build

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