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Re: build system work

From: John Mandereau
Subject: Re: build system work
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 14:39:34 +0100

Il giorno gio, 10/03/2011 alle 12.25 +0000, Graham Percival ha scritto:
> $(outdir)/%.gif: %.xpm
>         xpmtoppm $< | ppmtogif > $@
> counts as "difficult".

Right, it's not complicated but as you pointed out it's cryptic.

>   So does
>               ls $(OUT)/$$l/*.html | xargs grep -L 'UNTRANSLATED NODE: IGNORE
> ME' | sed 's!$(OUT)/'$$l'/!!g' | xargs $(MASS_LINK)
> --prepend-suffix="$$langsuf" hard $(OUT)/$$l/ $(OUT)/website/ ; \
> and that's one that I wrote myself!

Yes, this is near black magic :-)

> This will be a multi-month process; don't worry at all about
> specific days or months.  :)

I hope we (you, me and other makefiles gurus) can save others time to
decipher the current build system as soon as possible (I mean within a
few weeks).


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