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Re: GNU make troubleshooting

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: GNU make troubleshooting
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2023 15:59:09 -0400
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On Mon, 2023-07-10 at 21:41 +0200, Bruno Haible wrote:
> > I'm not interested in implementing an "interactive" mode for
> > single-stepping GNU Make.  Maybe someone else wants to do it but my
> > suspicion is that the code changes needed would be massively
> > disruptive.
> That sounds like a discussion among GNU make contributors could maybe
> bring up alternative implementation ideas, that are not so
> disruptive?

Well, they're all reading this list so we'll see.

There is already https://remake.readthedocs.io/en/latest/ and the
changes there are quite significant.

The implementation of GNU Make is, unfortunately, not using any sort of
central event handler etc. where you could hook in some kind of user
prompt.  It's a meandering list of individual function calls with
multiple wait points and complex recursion.

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