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The Power of GNU make for Building Anything --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
make is one of UNIX's greatest contributions to software development, and this book is the clearest description of make ever written. Even the smallest software project typically involves a number of files that depend upon each other in various ways. If you modify one or more source files, you must relink the program after recompiling some, but not necessarily all, of the sources. make greatly simplifies this process. By recording the relationships between sets of files, make can automatically perform all the necessary updating. For large projects with teams of programmers and multiple releases, make becomes even more critical. But in order to avoid spending a major portion of your maintenance budget on maintaining the Makefiles, you need a system for handling directories, dependencies, and macro definitions. This book describes all the basic features of make and provides guidelines on meeting the needs of large, modern projects. Some of the issues addressed in the second edition include: Projects covering several directories. Maintaining consistency when building variants of a program. Automatic generation of header file dependencies. Forced rebuilds of existing files. A description of free products that contain major enhancements to make. Listings of the features that vary between different versions of make and simple ways to test them. More detail and examples on common errors, use of the shell in make, formal rules of syntax in make, and support for various utilities. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
It's good, but I've used Make for so long that it really didn't need to be.Published 10 days ago by cygnus.x1
This has been a good reference book when writing make files etc. It is small and easy to navigate.Published 8 months ago by H. M. Johnson
This book is a good book to have handy, for people like me who sometimes struggle with makefiles.
It is short, easy to read, and packed with information that will save... Read more
I was looking for a book that could help me in creating make scripts. A colleague had this book and he shared with me. I liked it a lot and so bought it for myself.Published on November 13, 2007 by N. Chaudhary
I recently had to work on our project's make file. The first look at it made me nervous. Fortunately I found this book. Read morePublished on March 25, 2001 by vijaya dantuluri
Excellent book for learning the syntax of make, make's variable conventions, and environmental variable settings. Read morePublished on September 7, 2000