maintainer mode

Alexandre Oliva oliva at
Sat Oct 31 13:00:16 GMT 1998

On Oct 31, 1998, Tim Potter <tpot at> wrote:

> [makefile per directory stuff]

> I agree - you can't correctly express dependencies between directories
> with one makefile per directory.  Not that the dependencies are correct at
> the moment...

Now that automatic dependency tracking is working, if you enable
maintainer mode and have GNU make, they *are* correct :-)

> Check out "Recursive Make Considered Harmful" by Peter Miller at
> for a good
> discussion on this.

Ah!  Here's the paper!

Alexandre Oliva
mailto:oliva at mailto:oliva at mailto:aoliva at
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP, Brasil

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