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[Gnu-arch-users] Build System links/ recommendations

From: Zenaan Harkness
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Build System links/ recommendations
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 06:41:39 +1000
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Since I only came on the list about 8000 messages ago (which actually
isn't that long really), and since James recently mentioned about
"getting ones build system right", is there a link that people get
pointed at to describe "the right build system"?

I've come across fastdep in the past, going so far as to package it for
Debian (although I was/am not particularly up to speed on C/C++
development (and not yet a DD), and Robert Lemmen threw it up there,
which is a good thing, since that means it gets/got into sarge for the
next release).

Fastdep (now in Debian sid), pointed me to the paper Recursive Make
Considered Harmful:


I actually came across fastdep because I spent some time trying to
create a build system for C++ (while I was learning a little last
year between jobs), that was comparable to Java - essentially,
namespaces corresponding to Java "packages", which also correspond
to directories. In Java, it is nicely scalable, and the Java compiler
makes it all Just Work (TM).

Any pointers appreciated...


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