[Python-Dev] Makefile and dependencies

Jeremy Hylton jeremy@beopen.com
Tue, 25 Jul 2000 13:08:30 -0400 (EDT)

The Python Makefiles do not contain enough dependency information to
do incremental builds safely.  If you change a .h file, none of the .c
files that use it will be re-compiled unless they were also changed.
This makes it a bit more tedious to test new code, because you need to
do a make clean to be sure you're getting everything.

I know next-to-nothing about makefiles.  Is there anyone with some
expertise in this area who could contribute better dependency
information?  Or is the lack of dependency information a conscious