[kwlug-disc] Makefiles [was: command prompt history]

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Thu Mar 18 08:18:10 EDT 2010


Sounds fascinating.  Been a long time since I've seen a graph theory
seminar.

On Thu, 2010-03-18 at 00:46 -0400, Kyle Spaans wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 7:47 PM, Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com> wrote:
> > --Bob (who believes less is more, and that being brief will encourage a
> > comprehensive lecture series both on how makefiles in general work, and why
> > they would be useful here)
> 
> To be equally brief, see: "graph theory".
> 
> --Kyle (wiping his hands emphatically)
> 
> 
> OK, as far as I know, you specify the dependencies of each file you are using.
> Make then builds a graph from those dependencies and, using the
> modification times of the files, decides which ones will need to be recompiled
> and acts accordingly.
> 
> Still sound worthy of a presentation? :P
> 
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