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Re: scripts/build/scan-mf-deps: script to generate MF dependencies (issu

From: jonas . hahnfeld
Subject: Re: scripts/build/scan-mf-deps: script to generate MF dependencies (issue 553700043 by address@hidden)
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 00:29:05 -0700

On 2020/03/15 21:46:38, hanwenn wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 15, 2020 at 8:44 PM <mailto:address@hidden>
> > Using whatever makes sense from the GNU build system and reduce the
> > maintenance burden of the build system as much as possible. FWIW I
> > agree with David that the current shortcomings originate from what
> > LilyPond builds around Autoconf, GNU make et al. Using standard
> > solutions (aclocal, possibly Automake for dependencies of C++ files)
> > should enable us to reuse what others have already solved.
> I don't disagree with the analysis of the root cause, but getting rid
> of the recursive make for a non-recursive one means a complete
> rewrite, and not one that can be done incrementally. When you do a
> complete rewrite, you might as well reconsider the fundamental
> assumptions, one of which is "use the GNU build stack".
> I have plenty of experience with Automake, GNU make, building
> lilypond, and build systems in general. My conclusion of this
> experience is that it is a pretty poor stack,

... which has led to the invention of Stepmake in the past ...

> and for that reason I am
> experimenting with something that is completely different.

So we start another cycle of writing a custom build system. Fabulous!

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