AW: Hello (Erlang) World!
Mon Aug 16 17:42:30 CEST 2004
Rick Pettit wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 16, 2004 at 03:14:45PM +0200, Ulf Wiger (AL/EAB) wrote:
>>In general, I think the big problem with build tools is to find a
>>good set of default options that suit the vast majority of people.
>>Almost every detail needs to be configurable, but you should be
>>able to get off the ground with a minimum of fuzz. This is quite
>>difficult to achieve. Good documentation and tutorials help, of
>>course, and 'builder' lacks those, I'm afraid.
> This is another reason autotools has worked so well for us. You can build
> most anything by simply running:
perhaps the build tool problem is really 2 problems:
1 creating the ''configure'' script
2 running the ''configure'' script
while i have had very little problems with 2 above, i have never liked
autotools when doing 1. this could be due to my lack of experience.
however, i have added ''rules'' to other build tools, and i found that
to be much easier.
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