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Re: makefile skeletons?

From: Nicola Pero
Subject: Re: makefile skeletons?
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 15:27:41 +0000 (GMT)

> >>> Where can GNUmakefile skeletons (for applications, tools, etc) be 
> >>> found?
> >> Good question/suggestion.  We don't have an official (or unofficial, 
> >> for
> >> what matters) set of GNUmakefile skeletons.
> >> I see two main uses for GNUmakefile skeletons - one as starting 
> >> points.  In that case, probably minimal GNUmakefiles are best.
> >
> > The Programming Tutorial has some basic starting points for makefiles. 
> > I don't think however that an entire list of variables should be part 
> > of the Tutorial.
> >
> > So make/Examples seems a good place, or one of your famous 
> > mini-tutorials....
> Yes ... or even better, a tutorial *plus* a reference document ... I 
> *think* the only place most variables are documented is in the 
> makefiles where they are used, and it seems to me that a single 
> reference document would be more friendly.

Yes.  NB: a partial reference document for some of the variables can
already be found in core/make/Documentation/make.{tex,html,dvi,ps}.

> Perhaps a comprehensive reference document, beginning with a tutorial 
> and lots of examples.

Yes - long term hopefully we'll have a gnustep-make Manual. :-)

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