[svn.haxx.se] · SVN Dev · SVN Users · SVN Org · TSVN Dev · TSVN Users · Subclipse Dev · Subclipse Users · this month's index

Re: new build system

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-05-25 17:18:18 CEST

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:

> Not everyone agrees. The examples used in that paper are bizarre and
> uncommon, generally involving mutual dependencies between
> directories.

I haven't read the paper (or have I...I can't recall), but I was under
the belief that mutual dependencies where exactly the types of
problems that we were having with our old system.

> Moreover, having a single Makefile is less functional in that you
> can't run "make" in a subdirectory to build only targets in that
> subdirectory, as is often convenient.

This is correct. However, you *can* be in the top-level directory and
run 'make libsvn_fs' or 'make libsvn_wc'. See build-outputs.mk for a
list of shortcuts like these that are available.

To be clear, I'm not sold on either the old or the new way to build --
both systems seem to do the job, with the old one harder to maintain
and the new one just a touch harder to use. *shrug*

---------------------------------------------------------------------
To unsubscribe, e-mail: dev-unsubscribe@subversion.tigris.org
For additional commands, e-mail: dev-help@subversion.tigris.org
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:30 2006

This is an archived mail posted to the Subversion Dev mailing list.