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Re: automake -vs- huge projects

From: Norman Gray
Subject: Re: automake -vs- huge projects
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 15:17:00 +0000 (GMT)


On Wed, 17 Dec 2003, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:

> On Wed, 17 Dec 2003, Lars Hecking wrote:
> >
> >  What about an automake option then to generate Makefiles for GNU make?
> How about a new binary 'automake' program that doesn't require an
> external 'make' program at all?  It would read the files
> directly ...

An excellent idea!

Replace `make' with a (Scheme) module for scsh[1].  That way, you get
a sane language to write rules in (unlike sh), and your makefiles are
platform independent (since scsh has been ported widely).  With that done
(and it's little more than a learning exercise), it would be conceptually
straightforward to rewrite automake as a system sitting on top of it.

Not _really_ joking,



Norman Gray              
Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, UK     address@hidden

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