add sh/bash to pain list
Posted Feb 22, 2007 0:00 UTC (Thu) by vmole
In reply to: add sh/bash to pain list
Parent article: The Road to KDE 4: CMake, a New Build System for KDE (KDE.News)
Make is not painful, aside from the idiotic tab-only indent. (Notice that cmake still relies on make). Make works fine, especially the GNU version.
What is painful is the standard GNU build system with recursive Makefiles, autoconf (wrong-headed, but livable), automake (bad), and the-tool-that-shall-not-be-named (okay, I'll write it: libtool. Watch out for the Shoggoth).
There's a lot of inertia in Unix tools because most of the tools work just fine. The trouble is that leads some to believe they're all good...
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