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Re: Enhancement of conditionals?

From: Ken Smith
Subject: Re: Enhancement of conditionals?
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 16:09:37 -0500
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I like the idea of adding something like Guile to Gmake.  It would make generating complicated makefiles more straightforward.

Ken Smith

Noel Yap wrote:
Boris Kolpackov wrote:
"Paul D. Smith" <address@hidden> writes:

That might be true, but Lisp is really a very good language for a make
scripting language, since much of make's behavior, at least in terms of
expansion of variables, etc. is somewhat Lisp-like already.
Just a thought: rather than adding a lisp-like language to make wouldn't
it be easier to implement make-like inference system in lisp?


The meat of make is rule-based so I would think that replacing this with a functional programming language would not be a good thing.


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