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Re: Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Improve logic for finding object files on OBJS lines in contrib

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Improve logic for finding object files on OBJS lines in contrib
Date: 2008-05-09 16:37:15
Message-ID: 20080509183715.59bcd0c2@mha-laptop.hagander.net (view raw or flat)
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Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> 
> 
> Tom Lane wrote:
> > Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
> >   
> >> Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> >>     
> >>> Log Message:
> >>> -----------
> >>> Improve logic for finding object files on OBJS lines in contrib
> >>> Makefiles. If this unbreaks buildfarm mastodon, apply everywhere. 
> >
> >   
> >> I start to wonder why don't we just implement our own make in
> >> Perl ... 
> >
> > http://search.cpan.org/~mhosken/Font-Fret-1.202/pmake.bat
> >
> > 			
> >   
> 
> The point is not to emulate make. Gmake for windows already exists, 
> anyway. The point is that building for MSVC is so very different from 
> the way you build everywhere else. Our current tools build MSVC
> project files and then drive the build from there. Having a make
> equivalent won't help us much.

Right. The easiest way if you're building something for scratch is to
use a system that natively supports msvc, such as cmake. But that means
a complete replacement of the build system, which is certainly
"somewhat invasive".. ;-)

//Magnus

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