MAKE function documentation -- example of use?
fahree at gmail.com
Sun Jan 31 00:22:22 UTC 2016
On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 6:59 PM, Robert Goldman <rpgoldman at sift.net> wrote:
> The make function description in the documentation is not described
> well. It seems to imply that there is a default operation for each
> system that the system developer can specify somehow, without saying
> how. I see that there's a FIXME suggesting that we need to document the
> BUILD-OPERATION option for DEFSYSTEM.
> It would be nice to have an example that shows how MAKE is intended to
> be used. Not a super-detailed example, just a quickie to show that this
> is not a feature in search of a use....
> Anyone used this?
The idea is that some systems (primary or particularly secondary
systems) can have a default operation specified by :build-operation
that isn't load-op.
Thus you can declare make targets for creating executables, printing
Admittedly, you could do the same with fake secondary systems that
have an :in-order-to ((load-op (,build-operation ,real-target))). But
I figured it would be nicer to have a more direct solution.
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