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|0005556||OCaml||OCaml internal build/install (Makefiles, configure)||public||2012-03-27 07:14||2012-03-29 09:47|
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|Summary||0005556: Share more between Unix and Windows makefiles|
|Description||In many directories of OCaml sources, Makefile and Makefile.nt share a lot of common code (through inclusion of a Makefile.shared). This avoids a lot of duplication and facilitates the task of maintaining the build system up to date for Windows. I propose to continue this effort. In particular, the root Makefile(s) could be largely shared as well.|
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This is not a problem report per se, and I feel that using the bug tracker this way diminishes its efficiency, making it harder to spot the real problem reports.
As to the Makefiles: yes, they could be refactored, but 1- it's boring work with high breakage potential, and 2- to do a good job at it, we'd need to switch all makefiles to GNU make (instead of hacking around the limitations of POSIX make), a move that I'd welcome but that some other developers oppose.
> As to the Makefiles: yes, they could be refactored, but 1- it's boring work with high breakage potential, and 2- to do a good job at it, we'd need to switch all makefiles to GNU make (instead of hacking around the limitations of POSIX make), a move that I'd welcome but that some other developers oppose.
I'm not proposing to completely merge Makefiles, just to factorize common code, as already done e.g. in stdlib, byterun, otherlibs. I don't think we need to switch to GNU make to do that.
|2012-03-27 07:14||frisch||New Issue|
|2012-03-27 10:41||xleroy||Note Added: 0007187|
|2012-03-27 10:41||xleroy||Status||new => resolved|
|2012-03-27 10:41||xleroy||Resolution||open => suspended|
|2012-03-27 12:47||frisch||Note Added: 0007194|
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