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Re: Recursive make harmful

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Recursive make harmful
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 14:29:37 -0400
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On Thu, May 31, 2001 at 10:09:49AM -0600, Tom Tromey wrote:
> I think right now automake should have enough machinery that you could
> write a single for an entire project.  This ought to have
> some performance benefits for the build.

Wouldn't one lose the ability to remake just a single module, as
opposed to the entire project?

So what *is* harmful about recursive makes (besides the admitted
performance penalty)?


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