[erlang-questions] clarify: multi-threaded make

Toby Thain toby@REDACTED
Fri Nov 28 18:55:18 CET 2008

On 28-Nov-08, at 10:56 AM, Kevin Scaldeferri wrote:

> On Nov 28, 2008, at 10:07 AM, Kostis Sagonas wrote:
>>> As far as I know, our Makefiles makes assumption about build order
>>> that in general are not safe with the -j option.
>> My experience with "make -j" has generally been pretty bad.
>> I would not recommend it to anyone at this point.
> If you're talking specifically about OTP, I'll defer to your
> experience.  But, in general, "make -j" works if you have correctly
> declared your dependencies in your Makefiles.


Absolutely correct. 'make -j' works fine when dependencies are  
correctly declared.

I guess Kostis meant 'OTP makefiles are broken'.

> I'd have to say that it
> puzzles me why you could "make assumptions about build order" when
> make provides exactly a language for being explicit about such things.



> -kevin
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