Make-A Program for Maintaining Computer Programs

@article{Feldman1979MakeAPF,
  title={Make-A Program for Maintaining Computer Programs},
  author={Stuart I. Feldman},
  journal={Softw., Pract. Exper.},
  year={1979},
  volume={9},
  pages={255-65}
}
In a programming project, it is easy to lose track of which files need to be reprocessed or recompiled after a change is made in some part of the source. Make provides a simple mechanism for maintaining up-to-date versions of programs that result from many operations on a number of files. It is possible to tell Make the sequence of commands that create certain files, and the list of files that require other files to be current before the operations can be done. Whenever a change is made in any… CONTINUE READING

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