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Date: 2004-04-15 (06:35)
From: Kenneth Knowles <kknowles@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: GODI vs. Ocamake
On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 11:05:12AM +1000, skaller wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-04-15 at 02:49, Kenneth Knowles wrote:
> > Just so I don't leave anyone out, I'd say both ocamake and OCamlMakefile handle
> > (1) and (3) all at once.
> Yeah? How would they handle Interscript sources?
> What about Camlp4?

I never said they were perfect.  I don't use them.  However, I don't know of
anything other than a custom-rolled Makefile that handles such things.  Are you
suggesting one?  If so, I'm very interested, and I may have missed it in your
previous messages.

> By far the best way to handle this complexity is with
> a SINGLE general purpose language.

I'm still convinced that writing one build tool to rule them all is a Bad Idea.
It is a fraction as much work to write a separate one for each language
(setup.py, Makefile.PL, autoconf, ocamlconf), and glue them together when needed
with a scripting language or Makefile.


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