[erlang-questions] Use of makefiles - and why we do
Fri Feb 29 14:39:23 CET 2008
Others on the list  have mentioned various make systems. Chandru
mentioned  the system we use in T-Mobile, and I invite others to
browse a copy of the build system on GoogleCode , following the
presentation I made in London at SkillsMatter in association with
Erlang-Consulting on Wednesday Feb 27.
It isn't yet complete, it lacks a basic set of applications which
would make it function out of the box. I will add some source gleaned
from Jungerl and elsewhere. Possibly a few applications that Chandru
created such as ibrowse, once he gives me the 'ok'.
I would like to add that erlang-t-build  is a concurrent build
system. If you have a multiprocessor build host (we use a HP DL585
with eight CPUs) expect to see 100% CPU when building, and a quicker
build turnaround than you've ever seen before. Lev Walkin mentioned
 that make is here to stay. I'll add that make --jobs is the reason
why, and that make is a misunderstood declarative language with much
more power than most suspect.
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