[erlang-questions] Use of makefiles
Tue Mar 4 22:51:09 CET 2008
For those who despise makefile syntax, there are plenty of newer "make
replacements" out there:
Lesser known: "cons" (Perl), "SCons" (Python), "memoize". Google for
"make replacement" to find these and more.
Of course, *none* of these are as ubiquitous as "make", nor will be
for a very long time. If you're shipping code for someone else to
build -- e.g. Joe's book -- then "make" is the only realistic choice.
--Matt, who's hoping this thread can die now :)
On Mar 4, 2008, at 3:59 PM, Richard Carlsson wrote:
> James Hague wrote:
>> 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.
> Well, each to his own. I use Perl infrequently enough that I always
> forget the syntax and nuances of it. But I can bang out a bash script
> or Makefile that does the same thing in very little time.
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