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From: ANDREW MARLOW, BLOOMBERG/ LONDON OF (amarlow1_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-09 02:55:01

----- Original Message -----
From: Felipe Magno De Almeida
> I don't think using an "external" dependency generator is the right way
> to go. That is what make does with the usual "makedepend" targets and
> it's just terribly limiting. I hope this is not what you are thinking of.

I never used makedepend, but what are the issues?
I was thinking more like a gcc -MM thing, but more portable, and
possibly with dependency caching. It should really decrease built
times for incremental compiling I guess. Which seems usually big

AM> A couple of the issues with makedepend are:

1) gathering all the -D and -I options that must be
   shared between the compiler and makedepend.
2) it is a separate tool that takes time to run -- so
   running it becomes optional, hence it doesn't get done.


Andrew Marlow

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