[Python-Dev] Verbosity of the Makefile
Guido van Rossum
Sat, 02 Sep 2000 10:56:30 -0500
> On 01 September 2000, Neil Schemenauer said:
> > I'm going to pipe up again about non-recursive makefiles being a good
> > thing. This is another reason.
> +1 in principle. I suspect un-recursifying Python's build system would
> be a pretty conclusive demonstration of whether the "Recursive Makefiles
> Considered Harmful" thesis hold water. Want to try to hack something
> together one of these days? (Probably not for 2.0, though.)
To me this seems like a big waste of time.
I see nothing broken with the current setup. The verbosity is taken
care of by "make -s", for individuals who don't want Make saying
anything. Another useful option is "make --no-print-directory"; this
removes Make's noisiness about changing directories. If the pgen
output really bothers you, then let's direct it to /dev/null. None of
these issues seem to require getting rid of the Makefile recursion.
If it ain't broken, don't fix it!
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.pythonlabs.com/~guido/)