is a classic Unix
program to mange the process of building other programs. Popular implementation of make include GNU make
Non-Tcl Alternatives edit
- Boost Build
- uses a variant of Perforce's Jam
- Electric Cloud's emake
- by a company founded by JO
- OpenOffice Dmake
- irregular syntax, but is available for various platforms
- makepp - Make++
- a GNU-Make compatible replacement written in Perl
- written in Ruby ,provides a domain-specific language intended as an alternative for make
- Python based, powerful but complex
- popular in the Java community
Tcl Alternatives edittop 3
- Rivet's Aardvark
- A Little Make Replacement
- another make replacement
- make library
- oommf's pimake
- stands for Platform-Independent Make.
- tcmake - yet another make replacement
- [Should we mention Ant, either on the basis of dwelton's connections, or because of Tcl/Java?] [Only if someone out there is really using Ant with Tcl and has some info online some place regarding the use of the app]
- A small Tcl extension
See Also edit
- a debugger for make.
- leverages make
- Debuggin Makefiles ,John Graham Cumming , 2007-02-05
- valuable tips on coercing Make to introspect.
- Regular Expressions: Getting Started with SCons ,Miki Tebeka and Cameron Laird ,2005-10
- includes a critique of make
- make: The Evolution and Alternatives ,Andy Oram ,2004-11-18
'''make''' scripts describe
- files that make should keep up-to-date
- files that the various targets depend on.
- each recipe is a sequence of actions to take to make a target
Make uses a target's file timestamp and its dependency information to determine when it should be made or re-made.
Traditionally, on Unix
, the make
command is used to combine pieces of source, transform it into a state suitable for installation, and then actually installing the resulting files into the final destination directories.
Where programs are deployed in source form (as opposed to executables), the issue of how to build either the applications themselves, or the tools needed to build the application becomes a deployment
issue. Sometimes you need something simple to bootstrap
your application stack, or you rely on a relatively standard tool chain
that will let you build your tools. Sometimes that means following a least common denominator
notion of tools, often making the assumption about a Unix
-like operating system with C