Subject: Re: request for guidance
To: Johnny Billquist <>
From: David Laight <>
List: port-vax
Date: 09/30/2003 10:21:43
> I did notice that for each directory, there are (I believe) seven
> invocations of make, just during the dependall stage. As disks aren't that
> fast, and getting the make file, and all file timestamps can take a while,
> this really slows things down. Is it really neccesary to chew through make
> that many times?

I also can't help feeling that the 'make obj' stage should be redundant.
It is also too easy to accidentally pollute the source tree.

If the requested object directry doesn't exist, make should either
punt or create it (or at least be configurable to do that).


David Laight: