Using perl for autogenerating Makefile

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at
Thu Feb 19 09:34:27 GMT 2004

On Tue, 2004-02-17 at 06:20, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> Hi tridge,
> would it be ok if I use perl to autogenerate our Makefile
> in samba4 it's much easier to build a dependence tree of the subsystems
> and read in the files.
> I think this should be no problem, because we already depend on perl for
> make proto...

Please Stefan,
keep in mind that other developers sooner or later will move to samba4
I'm not too much conservative, but I would like to know why you want to
change the build system.
If there is a clear big advantage not reachable with usual tools, then
I'm with you.
Otherwise you are going to make it hard for others to help out on samba4
as retraining is always time loss when not necessary.
And we generally have no much time on our side.


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