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Re: Feature request: output idea

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: Feature request: output idea
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 00:49:03 -0400

%% Full Decent <address@hidden> writes:

  fd> I think it would be amazing if there was an optional output mode
  fd> for make that would simply have a console (curses) progress bar
  fd> with the name of the target and the status of its "compilation"
  fd> like:

The names of which target?  Remember make is fully recursive.  I guess
you mean any target that was specified on the command line.  But it's
not possible to be created accurately because make never knows how many
files it will ultimately compile until it's done: make walks the
dependency graph and as it goes, it invokes compiles.  It doesn't walk
the entire graph first, so it has no idea how much work is needed until
it's done.

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