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Date: 2003-11-21 (17:54)
From: Eric Dahlman <edahlman@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Building large and portable projects
skaller wrote:

> But it is much worse. A target can
> depend on itself. Interscript assumes that.
> An example is a Latex build, which depends
> on auxilliary files generated by the build
> [Ocamldoc output can take 4 passes to fixate
> for example].
> This leads to the first novel idea. Fixpoints.
> Interscript is based on that idea.

Just to be pedantic ;-)  A Tex or Latex build is not guaranteed to 
converge so you may not have a fixed point in the computation. They can 
oscillate and it may be necessary to slightly alter the source document 
to get things to settle down.


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