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Re: Makefiles

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Makefiles
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 07:02:32 -0500 (EST)

On Sat, 14 Feb 2004, Johnny Wezel wrote:

> Is there a reason to do a cd before every compile in the makefile? IMHO
> it's only a way to direct the objects into a specific directory. The
> same effect could be achieved by a -o option which would even prevent
> some overhead.

not all compilers accept -o -c.

Now that I'm thinking of it, it would be worth spending the time to make
a configure test for this and generate makefiles that exploit the option.

> The actual reason why I'm asking is that it prevents from using distcc,
> a VERY handy tool on a 233MHz Pentium these days!
> You could say now, OK go ahead and change the Makefiles, BUT I'm using
> Gentoo Linux, where the makes are done automaically.
> Cheers
> Johnny Wezel
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Thomas E. Dickey

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