make and other tools

Discussion in 'C++' started by cppaddict, Apr 22, 2004.

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    cppaddict Guest


    Can someone offer a good reference for learning about using make with
    gcc on windows xp? Are there any other utilities I should know about
    for managing multiple-file projects?


    PS: I apologize if this is considered off-topic, but I couldn't find
    another group where it made sense to ask.
    cppaddict, Apr 22, 2004
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    John Carson Guest ?
    John Carson, Apr 22, 2004
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    ajay Guest

    ajay, Apr 22, 2004
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    John Smith Guest

    You should look into Makepp.
    It's a replacement for gnu make but is much better.
    All the traditional flaws with gnu make are gone and I've been using it for
    months with alot of happiness. The only downside is lower speed but still
    it's worth looking into.
    John Smith, Apr 22, 2004
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    Derek Guest

    Can someone offer a good reference for learning about
    A good book on GNU build tools is "GNU Autoconf, Automamke,
    and Libtool" by Vaughan et al.:

    It's the de-facto standard for many platforms, but not my
    favorite. There are lots of programs that claim to be
    replacements for make. Two that come to mind are cmake
    ( and jam:

    I currently use jam quite a bit because it's free,
    portable, and very easy to learn. Plus it understands
    dependencies natively. You may prefer another tool.

    Incidentally, a modified version of jam is used to build
    Boost, so it's quite capable of dealing with very large
    projects across many platforms.

    Any of the above will work with GCC/Cygwin/XP.
    Derek, Apr 22, 2004
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