[webkit-dev] New build system for gdk/linux

Krzysztof Kowalczyk kkowalczyk at gmail.com
Tue Oct 17 04:34:50 PDT 2006

On 10/16/06, Kevin Ollivier <kevino at theolliviers.com> wrote:
> > * one, non-recursive makefile (for some it might be disadvantage;
> > supposedly recursive makefile should be considered harmful)
> What do you mean by recursive makefiles?

A Makefile per directory, with a top-level makefile descending into
those subdirectories and invoking (recursively) those makefiles. Seems
to be most popular variant of Makefile-based build systems, although
some consider it harmful
(http://www.pcug.org.au/~millerp/rmch/recu-make-cons-harm.html) when
compared to a single-file Makefile.

-- kjk

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