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Re: asynchronous make(1), anyone?


> You can save a programmer who is in an edit-compile-test loop some
> effort at the keyboard if, as soon as they write a new version of some
> source file, the computer automatically recompiles their program.
> One way to automate that is to run make(1) in a tight loop,
>         while true; do
>                 make <targets>
>         done
> but I think that to do that fast enough that the programmer does not
> have to wait very often for the computer, you would have to be very
> fast, and the computer will waste a lot of energy re-running make(1).
> How hard would it be to make make(1) sleep until any one of its targets
> was older than its sources, build out-of-date targets, and repeat?  This
> may be a good application for kqueue(2)'s EVFILT_VNODE filter?
> Any volunteers to make it so?

are you looking for omake -P ?


> Dave
> -- 
> David Young
>    Urbana, IL    (217) 721-9981

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