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Re: Puzzler: Can cfengine replace make?


From: Ronan KERYELL
Subject: Re: Puzzler: Can cfengine replace make?
Date: 07 Nov 2001 08:38:58 +0100
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>>>>> On Tue, 6 Nov 2001 23:12:43 +0100 (MET), address@hidden said:
    Mark> The question of whether cfengine can replace make is perhaps not
    Mark> as important as whether it should. Similarly one can ask whether
    Mark> make should or can replace cfengine.

    Mark> Clearly make and cfengine are two different things, designed for
    Mark> quite different purposes. As Ted showed, and Jon added, it is
    Mark> possible to do all kinds of make-like things with cfengine,
    Mark> provided one thinks in a "cfengine way". Trying to make cfengine
    Mark> work like make is cumbersome and it's best to think in a more
    Mark> cfengine kind of way.

For me the important questions are :
- is cfengine an open and extensible tool to fit user needs ?
- how to add easily new features in cfengine such as make behaviour for
example ?

I'm thinking to that in my PCFengine project...
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