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Re: Missing feature
Re: Missing feature
Tue, 21 Jun 2005 12:56:11 -0700
Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)
On 17 Jun 2005 at 17:06 UTC-0700, Jason Wessel wrote:
> Attached is a patch against the latest CVS to add the function
> Attached is also an example of a batching compiler script.
> The idea here is to use a rule to collect a series of files together
> in a variable and pass them all to the compiler at once.
I do something like this when building a library. There is an
additional complication for me in that a list of 10K objects in a
directory hierarchy exceeds the character length that can be passed to
a shell command. So I use a recursive gmake function to build a file
containing each item in the list on a separate line, then I use the
~10K line file as input for the command using the unix command
'xargs'. See the man page for that function for more details on
I'm attaching my MAKE_LONG_LIST function below. Use it in a target
rule, e.g., as follows:
LISTFILE := yourtarget.list
xargs $(YOURCOMMAND) $@ < $(LISTFILE)
> I ran into the problem that the standard make 3.80 was not able to
> update the time stamps of targets that did not have a direct
> dependency of a rule. I would like to get this feature added to gnu
> make or learn of another way to do the same thing if it is possible
> another way.
What you want to do is slightly different.
Try chaining the dependencies a little. Your dummy target will be
built first. When it comes time to run the .o rules, those files will
already be updated and their rules won't be run.
SRCS := a.cc b.cc c.cc
OBJS := $(SRCS:.cc=.o)
$(CXX) $(CXXFLAGS) $^
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# MAKE function to be called when a long variable list needs to be
# put into a file with one item on each line.
# Two arguments:
# $(1) = list name
# $(2) = MAKE variable to put into list
# The resulting list can be used in combination with xargs to get
# around shell command-line character-length restrictions.
# The current hack is encapsulated in a separate included Makefile
# to hide the confusing recursive function.
# RECURSIVE version is requires GNU make-3.80 or higher, but is shorter and
# will handle any size list.
# Math helper function -- Use shell to do simple operations.
# Relies on ksh/bash $(( )) syntax.
# If you don't like this or need something more portable, change to
# CALC = $(shell echo "$(1)" | bc)
CALC = $(shell echo $$(($(1))))
nextindx = $(call CALC,$(3)+1)
nextword = $(word $(nextindx),$(2))
nextlist = $(wordlist $(nextindx),$(words $(2)),$(2))
# A recursive function definition to handle iteration
# ARG 1 = filename to contain list, one entry per line
# ARG 2 = variable containing a very long list
# ARG 3 = Increment
@printf "%s\n" $(wordlist 1,$(3),$(2)) >> $(1)
$(if $(nextword),$(call ADD_TO_LIST,$(1),$(nextlist),$(3)),@echo)
# Actual MAKE_LONG_LIST definition is a wrapper around the recursive call.
# Note that the list file is first cleared out using Bourne/ksh/bash syntax.
# I just arbitrarily set the iteration size to 500, but you can make it
# smaller if the system environment length is still too large.
: > $(1)
- Missing feature, Wessel, Jason, 2005/06/17
- Re: Missing feature,
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