[erlang-questions] WTF?

Loïc Hoguin essen@REDACTED
Wed Jul 6 09:59:26 CEST 2011

On 07/06/2011 07:38 AM, Jon Watte wrote:
> Why re-invent make and make it worse? No, really. Typically, you'll want
> to use code generation, and multiple languages, and perhaps custom build
> steps, unit tests, functional tests, ... All of which works great in
> Make with some smart wildcards and implicit rules. No offense to the
> rebar lovers, but you can pry GNU make out of my cold, dead hands; not
> before :-)
> Our Erlang build uses a Python-based unit test driver, builds a few
> C-based tools, and generates Erlang, Python and PHP marshalling glue for
> our network protocol. Oh, and also acceptance tests our bash-based
> deployment scripts.
> Rebar didn't deal with that when I tried.

rebar isn't trying to replace make. Most people call rebar from inside a

Loïc Hoguin

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