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Re: new makefile for Visual C++

From: Pierre Joye <>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 00:37:50 +0100


On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 11:03 PM, Piotr Dobrogost <> wrote:
> Pierre Joye wrote:
>> I'm not sure what makes you say "it sucks". See:
> When you have to write article how to use makefile it means makefile
> sucks :) Call it my definition of bad makefile :)

You have missed the point. We only document every single step we do to
build PHP on windows. That includes every single library used by PHP.

For libraries like OpenSSL or cURL, a minimum doc is necessary to
explain which options are used and how to use it. That's common
practice as long as you like to have a traceable and reproducible
build process.

> Personally I build it everyday in the morning :)
> Seriously it's not my line of thinking. You don't build any given lib
> every 2nd day, I agree. It's much worse - _someone_ builds _some_ lib
> any x _seconds_. It's the only way of thinking for me. Make it good or
> not at all :) As Colonel from C&C used to say "Trained for perfection."
> :))) The problem of this World is the same as in the game - there can be
> at most one Colonel in the whole army in C&C ;)


Pierre |
Received on 2009-02-25