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From peter reilly <>
Subject Re: Large source tree, any tips?
Date Fri, 06 Jun 2003 08:41:51 GMT
I would suggest reading "Java Development with Ant"
before designing a build system using ant for a large project.

Ant's way of doing things is totally different from
make's way. - most ant tasks take directories
as arguments and recursively desend the dir tree
processing each input file.

What this boils down to is that normally one has
a small number of build files at the top of each the
source trees of a large project.


On Friday 06 June 2003 09:13, Bart van Kuik wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm setting up a fairly large source tree with different types of sources
> in it (SQL scripts, PL/SQL, Java). What is the best way to create the build
> scripts? Probably not one big script, I presume.
> I remember reading somewhere that GNU's autoconf creates a smaller makefile
> in each directory. The main script in the root of the source tree then
> recursively walks the tree and calls each little makescript.
> Any tips?
> Thanks.
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