Makefiles [offtopic]

Han-Wen Nienhuys hanwen at
Thu May 25 13:13:49 CEST 2000

sorry, couldn't resist this.

In article <392C8D1D.C5DEB536 at>,
Courageous  <jkraska1 at> wrote:
>SRC    := $(shell echo *.C)

that would be

     SRC:=$(wildcard *.C)               # more efficient

>While I seldom toot my own horn about anything, managing very large
>source (multiple platform, multiple language, multiple configuration)
>is something I'm very, very good at, so I hope you appreciate it when
>I say that GNUmake is one of the very best build tools I've ever found
>for anything like this.

I'll go along with you in saying that GNU make is the best
implementation of make available, but that does not mean it is the
best tool ever for managing builds. I work on a project totaling 2200
lines of Makefiles, and it's hard to fix bugs in without creating new


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