[Haskell-cafe] Re: ANNOUNCE: Coadjute 0.0.1, generic build tool

Matti Niemenmaa matti.niemenmaa+news at iki.fi
Mon Jan 19 09:24:25 EST 2009

Nicolas Pouillard wrote:
> Excerpts from Matti Niemenmaa's message of Sun Jan 18 19:47:46 +0100 2009:
>>    3. Coadjute keeps track of command line arguments (see docs for
>>       details): for me this is really a killer feature, I don't know of
>>       anything else which does this.
> ocamlbuild does this.
>>    4. hake always uses timestamps, Coadjute can use MD5 hashes as well.
>>    5. Coadjute can have arbitrary path specifications, hake's rules seem
>>       to be based on file extensions only, thus applying only to the
>>       current directory. Peter Miller's "Recursive Make Considered
>>       Harmful" comes to mind: http://miller.emu.id.au/pmiller/books/rmch/
> [...]
> Moreover, it seems that Coadjute and ocamlbuild share a fair number of design
> choices, maybe having a look at it could be fruitful.

Thanks, I hadn't heard of that one. It seems to be somewhat oriented 
towards OCaml but I'll take a look.

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