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task #16017: Script instead of build-rules.mk for generic build commands

Submitter:  Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
Submitted:  Fri 16 Jul 2021 10:44:25 PM UTC
 
Should Start On:  Thu 15 Jul 2021 11:00:00 PM UTC Should be Finished on:  Thu 15 Jul 2021 11:00:00 PM UTC
Category:  Software Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Postponed Privacy:  Public
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Fri 16 Jul 2021 10:44:25 PM UTC, original submission:  

Almost all programs follow some common build steps (mostly with the GNU Build system, some also with a CMake system. To avoid repeating the same set of steps, we currently have some Make functions in 'reproduce/software/make/build-rules.mk'.

But Make functions have some peculiarities that make them hard to maintain when they get long! For example they need to be seen as one long line! So we need to put '\' at the end of all lines and ';' at the end of commands and can't have comments.

So it is much better to have scripts instead of Make functions.

Mohammad Akhlaghi <makhlaghi>
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