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Re: Non-recursive makefiles

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: Non-recursive makefiles
Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 12:23:11 -0500 (CDT)

On Mon, 29 May 2006, Stefan Puiu wrote:
However, people haven't mentioned yet the main point in Peter Miller's
paper - dependency handling, which I think is very important (I would
say significantly more important than the ability to type "make clean"
in one directory). Most people I work with are more familiar with

There should be no need to type "make clean" in a subdirectory. Doing so is a rank admission that the build system is broken. Why else would someone want to do a "make clean" in a subdirectory? Perhaps the desire to do "make clean" in a subdirectory is aquired bad behavior?

That said, if one inspects the Automake generated Makefile, it does not take long to learn how to create specific clean targets which will work for a specific target.

Bob Friesenhahn
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,

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