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From: ANDREW MARLOW, BLOOMBERG/ LONDON OF (amarlow1_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-09 07:49:25

my biggest problem with an external dep generator is that
developers find ways to avoid using it, typically claiming that
doing the make depend first slows their build down.

A second problem is that it is awkward to arrange the build system
so that all the -D and -I options are in one macro - so that the
macro can be passed to the compiler and to makedepend.
In many build systems the -D and -I options are interspersed with
all sorts of other options that cannot (and should not) be passed
onto makedepend.

----- Original Message -----
From: David Abrahams <boost-build_at_[hidden]>
At: 5/09 12:40:38

Rene Rivera <grafik.list_at_[hidden]> writes:

> 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.

How do you define "external" and why do you think that is the cause of
makedepend's limitation?

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