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Re: "unparallelizing" a recursive make

From: Darin Johnson
Subject: Re: "unparallelizing" a recursive make
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2005 21:18:59 -0400 (EDT)

> Well, if you ask me, the right solution is to rewrite
> your project's build system to get
> rid of the recursive sub-makes.  As we all know,
> "recursive make is considered harmful".

Which may be true.  But on cygwin and a fast computer, there is
a noticeable start-up delay on one sub-directory where I used the
non-recursive method.  If the entire project was done this way I
could imagine a startup delay of a minute.  Maybe that's not so
important, but I think it's nicer to the users to not have the delay.

(The sub-projects are pretty much independent of each other as well,
and everything is layed out to be easy to convert to non-recursive
approach if I needed to)

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