add sh/bash to pain list
Posted Feb 22, 2007 3:57 UTC (Thu) by ajross
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)
you don't count its reliance on build file timestamps as a design flaw?
Um, no? Sorry, but I guess I don't understand your thinking here.
Automatically tracking dependencies and rebuilding targets that depend
on "changed" files is, I think, an unarguably useful feature. And it
inherently requires that there be some mechanism for telling when a
file has changed.
Now, certainly there are many mechanisms for tracking that
information. But given that make is using the one provided by the
operating system, I fail to see why any of the alternatives would
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