[erlang-questions] Use of makefiles
Tue Mar 4 17:11:22 CET 2008
On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 8:41 PM, Steve Vinoski <vinoski@REDACTED> wrote:
> Hi Joe, I agree with you 100%. Give me emacs (with its vast emacs-lisp
> extensibility), bash (or ksh), and various UNIX command-line tools,
> which I can combine as I wish using pipes, and keep the visual tools
> out of my way (and out of my RAM).
I think this discussion has been misinterpreted :) No one is arguing
for IDE-like features over makefiles.
I have found that I don't need makefiles for my Erlang projects. I
either recompile the same module repeatedly or I want to rebuild
everything. The former is business as usual. The latter is easily
done with a shell script, Perl script, or short Erlang program. I use
makefiles infrequently enough that I always forget the syntax and
nuances of using them. But I can bang out a Perl program that does
the same thing--even checking file modification dates and so on--in
very little time. It's more flexible than using a makefile, too, and
usually ends up being less "code."
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