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From: Damien <Damien.Pous@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] [ANNOUNCE] : YaM
On Sat, 24 Apr 2004 01:56:43 +0200 Markus Mottl wrote:

>>  * not as generic as Make / OCamlMakefile / Ocamake 
> Have you also already taken a look at "omake"? -
>   http://mojave.caltech.edu/download.html
sorry, I meant omake instead of ocamake...

when omake were "announced", I found it really impressive :
<http://caml.inria.fr/archives/200311/msg00437.html>

however I run into problems because of my need for "-pack" support.
(the solution given by Aleksey Nogin was not enough for me)

since I had not enough time to go trough its not so small source code,
I decided to write a much simpler one by myself, with some ideas from
omake, but fitted to my needs...

> It also features file digests, compilation command digests, etc., but
> can do this in the general case, i.e. is very similar to "make".

I didn't checked back, but it seems to me that omake does not feature
"compilation command digests" :

if you change the makefile (switch a debug flag for some files...)
 - with omake/make... : make clean all
 - with YaM : ./YaM (compiles only affected files + link phases)

however the major improvements against omake are 
 - better native/bytecode interaction : no Makefile to edit in order to
switch,
 - fine -pack support
(but I tend  to believe I'm the only one finding -pack useful...)


regards,
damien

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