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make: reordering targets built within dependency constraints (to debug a
make: reordering targets built within dependency constraints (to debug a makefile)
Mon, 14 Feb 2011 21:19:25 -0600
tags 314306 + upstream
Hi Paul et al,
Simon Richter wrote:
> after spending quite some tme debugging less-than strict dependencies
> with -j2, I thought it would be a nice addition if make were able to
> attempt to invert the order of rule execution while still respecting the
> order imposed by the dependencies. While this would not catch all error
> cases, it would be a great tool in debugging.
Likewise it might be nice to be able to pass in a seed and get
deterministically pseudo-random ordering.
What do you think? Does this sound reasonable? Any hints for someone
wanting to try it out?
Thanks for an interesting report and thanks for gmake.
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