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Re: GNU make integration through an IDE

From: Alain Magloire
Subject: Re: GNU make integration through an IDE
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 16:12:33 -0400 (EDT)

> Alain Magloire wrote:
> > I am just looking for feedbacks on how to tackle the issue, maybe the answer
> > is not to change make and build other tools around it that can exploit its
> > build paradigm?
> > The goals are simple, help the users in the development cycle.
> We have a standard, well-documented makefile infrastructure, all developers 
> have to do is define the sources, the end target (eg library or executable 
> name), flags, etc.
> Most developers I know are able to grasp these concepts quite easily.

Hum ...  I will not make that leap of faith.

However, you are right, we should make distinctions.  This is what Paul, I 
is trying to tell me:

(1) "Makefile" writing support
I think, I could go much further in the "Makefile" management, by doing things
discuss in earlier thread, for example:

- Syntax Higlight
- Outliner
- Content Assist
- Hovering
- (Simple)syntax validation

Still looking for easy ways to improve the users experience when dealing with 

(2) Makefile infrastructure support
The IDE taking over of the makefile(i.e. maintaining the Makefiles), we are 
also exploring that route
They are some drawbacks and serious advantages.

Also, in the light, of Paul's comment about "generated makefiles" we are taking 
a harder look
at the work we've done so far.

(3) improvement in the feedback from the "make" program.
This is a little harder, since every request must have a clear rationale and
benefit the entire make community and not "just to make some IDE" look better.
But so far, I did not see any make application, trying to make integration
with other tools better and would like to see improvements.

> Noel
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au revoir, alain
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