Python Make

Ian Clarke I.Clarke at strs.co.uk
Tue Nov 30 15:55:20 CET 1999


Hi, just a quick idea I had that I wanted to share with the newsgroup. 
Has anyone considered using Python as a replacement for the "make"
utility?  A module could be provided which did several small things like
testing modification times of a list of source files against a
destination file to see whether an update was required.

I am prompted to suggest this after spending yet another half-day trying
to debug a Makefile.

What do people think?

Ian.

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