add sh/bash to pain list
Posted Feb 22, 2007 16:52 UTC (Thu) by khim
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)
Is this not contrary to the spirit of make? Also kernel had such problems, showing that it is not easy to tell make the right dependencies.
It's not easy to tell the right dependencies period. make has nothing to do with this: you can create perfectly manageable make-based system (see kernel 2.6) or you can create mess with any other system. Things like mod_ssl hack (one file has the C program, perl script to regenerale this program and data for said perl script - you should run perl+gcc or just gcc dependyng on type of changes) can not be sanely handled by ANY build system.
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