Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of Building/Architecture/Idiom/StubMakefiles


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Timestamp:
Jan 3, 2012 10:47:01 PM (2 years ago)
Author:
heisenbug
Comment:

stress that recursive makefiles are a thing of the past

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    66build everything in the right order, but sometimes you want to build 
    77just part of the system.  When working on GHC itself, we might want to 
    8 build just the compiler, for example.  In the recursive '''make''' system we 
    9 would do `cd ghc` and then `make`.  In the non-recursive system we can 
    10 still achieve this by specifying the target with something like `make 
    11 ghc/stage1/build/ghc`, but that's not so convenient. 
     8build just the compiler, for example.  In the ancient, recursive '''make''' 
     9system we would have done `cd ghc` and then `make`.  In the non-recursive 
     10system we can still achieve this by specifying the target with something 
     11like `make ghc/stage1/build/ghc`, but that's not so convenient. 
    1212 
    1313Our second idiom therefore supports the `cd ghc; make` idiom, just as