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Re: automake -vs- huge projects

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: automake -vs- huge projects
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 09:06:26 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 18 Dec 2003, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> On Wed, 2003-12-17 at 16:01, 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 ...
> How many times did you resort to using "plain make"-rule in Makefile.ams?


> So, IMO, for being useful, you'd either have to extend make to accept
> the *.am-syntax or to reimplement make.

Exactly.  The binary 'automake' would be a "plain make" which also
understands Automake syntax.

If a non-standard tool is required to be on the user's system in order
to build software, then it might as well be a tool that does
everything. :-)

Bob Friesenhahn

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