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Re: Non-recursive make & maintenance issue

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: Non-recursive make & maintenance issue
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 07:02:46 +1100

On Tue, 2003-12-02 at 02:10, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> > Hmm, I'd prefer to do it via the include mechanism - see my crude, but
> > effective updated proof of concept - posted here a minute ago.
> I like your include approach.  It helps convert existing recursive
> builds into non-recursive builds with minimum pain.  However, there
> are sufficient reasons to write only one Makefile (e.g. source tree is
> treated as "read only", or personal preference) that both mechanisms
> should be supported.

I'm not arguing against the single-big-file-method... but I am curious:
how does a 'read only' source tree affect this? If there is a in it that you want to use without alteration, you can just
SUBDIRS= x y z   #not subdir
DIST_SUBDIRS=x y z subdir
subdir_include subdir/


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