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Re: automake -vs- huge projects

From: Ralf Corsepius
Subject: Re: automake -vs- huge projects
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 14:46:51 +0100

On Tue, 2003-12-16 at 17:49, Tom Tromey wrote:

> The problem is, automake generates an explicit rule for each
> compilation.  Our resulting is nearly 9 megabytes.  This
> is really much too large -- compare to 200K with automake 1.4.

For subdir-compilation/non-recursive Makefiles automake generates *2*
explicit rules (cygwin and n/cygwin) for each compilation. Folding these
two rules into one, alone would reduce the size of Makefiles using many
files by almost factor 2.


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