04 March 2008

Recursive Make Considered Harmful

One of the happiest days of my life was when I typed "make print" and I watched make invoke LaTeX and then my masters thesis started spewing out of my laser printer. Make is a dependable tool that, by definition, knows how to handle dependencies and is flexible enough to handle complex tasks (Towers of Hanoi, anybody?).

People who are fans of make like myself will probably like Recursive Make Considered Harmful.