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Re: gnustep-make now supports building in separate build directory

From: Dan Hitt
Subject: Re: gnustep-make now supports building in separate build directory
Date: 13 Oct 2003 23:12:49 -0400

Hi Nicola,

Thanks very much for implementing this feature (and all your other

As you point out it is useful if you have read-only sources, and
it is also useful if you're trying to debug some building problem
(you can build multiple times with differen environments,
compilers, etc etc and compare the results).


In article <address@hidden>,
Nicola Pero  <address@hidden> wrote:
>I have implemented support for building in a separate build directory in
>gnustep-make - separate from the source directory.  This has been often
>requested and has never been available.
>1. What is it 
>For example, you have your project in Source/ (that is, you have
>Source/GNUmakefile, Source/NSNicola.m, etc).  To build it in another 
>directory, you do
>cd Source
>make GNUSTEP_BUILD_DIR=../Build
>and nothing is [/should be] written into Source - all object files and
>compilation results and generated stuff should be put into ../Build
>automatically, leaving Source completely clean.  Not sure why it is that
>useful ;-) but some people love this feature.  I suppose you could build a
>source tree from a non-writable CD, for example, without having to copy it
>on your hard-disk.

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