Re: [dev] Automatic C header dependency tracking for the redo build-system

From: Sergey Matveev <>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2021 11:31:12 +0300

*** Thomas Oltmann [2021-09-07 23:15]:
>Nevertheless, these are some of the reasons I care about redo, in no
>particular order: [...]

Good points I support too! Also:

* The whole redo build system description/rules fits on single screen,
  like here:
  Compare it to NetBSD bmake (used in FreeBSD) or GNU Make, having an
  unbelievable size. redo does not even force you to use shell in
  anyway -- you can use whatever language you wish for
* mtime, used in Make, won't work in practice for many possible reasons: Make does not give any atomicity in
  builds. It hard to parallelize and all of us know how often many
  software can be built only sequentially (however it is related
  directly to "recursive make considered harfmful"
  Basically, Make just does not work (reliably)

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