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Re: Visualisation of make files as graphs

From: Reinier Post
Subject: Re: Visualisation of make files as graphs
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:03:32 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Mon Jan 12 19:11:20 2015, address@hidden (SF Markus Elfring) wrote:
> > You can use "gmake --print-database -f Makefile" and then write a script
> > to convert that into .dot format which gephi will load up for you.
> Do you know a few scripts (or other software tools) which provide such
> a data format conversion?

Yes.  See a previous thread on this issue:

> Will it become easier to present and edit an overview of the involved build
> rule dependencies?

Yes.  But apart from that, you must think about what it is exactly
that you want to visualize: the rules as they are in the Makefile,
or the rule executions of a particular run of make.  They can be
very different.  See that previous thread for details.
> Regards, Markus

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