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Re: feature request: parallel builds feature

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: feature request: parallel builds feature
Date: Thu, 02 May 2013 07:41:30 -0400

On Wed, 2013-05-01 at 20:38 -0700, Jim Michaels wrote:

>  again, problem solved with what I proposed. think. separate shell
> window for each job.

You can do that today by just writing your recipes such that they start
a screen session or xterm or whatever.  Those tools allocate and manage
their own PTY's and so each has its own "stdin".

You haven't provided any use case description, at a level _above_ the
implementation.  Sure, the manual documents a restriction but not every
restriction needs to be lifted.  We only do that work if there's a real
need for it that can't be met more easily a different way.

So we need to understand at a higher level what problem you're trying to
solve.  Then maybe there's a good way to do it with existing make
capabilities, maybe the best way is using capabilities available outside
of make in conjunction with make, and maybe the best way is to enhance
make.  We'll have to see.

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