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Re: new build system (was: Re: CVS update: MODIFIED: ac-helpers ...)

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-05-25 18:04:37 CEST

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:
> Karl wrote:
> > We've had a lot of inter-library circular dependency problems with
> > the recursive Makefile system, that required us to spend unexpected
> > amounts of time coordinating build order between directories.
>
> This argument just doesn't track. A single-level build process
> doesn't allow you to have inter-library circular dependencies, nor
> does it save you any effort determining what order to build libraries
> in.

What you say makes sense; I probably misremembered and/or mis-analyzed
what I did remember.

Greg Stein's much longer & detailed explanation about the motivations
is more accurate.

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