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Re^2: Sick of make, is there a replacement?

by GrandFather (Saint)
on Aug 05, 2015 at 12:15 UTC ( #1137501=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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To paraphrase a sentiment often applied to regular expressions: "I had a problem so I used XML. Now I have two problems.".

XML is not a solution to anything. And especially it is not a solution that provides a notionally human readable structured configuration or data management solution. XMake may provide some really smart stuff that allows make type dependency stuff easier to manage (I don't know, I've never used it). But that's surely not because of XML, it's in spite of it.

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Re^3: Sick of make, is there a replacement?
by anonymized user 468275 (Curate) on Aug 05, 2015 at 16:53 UTC
    It's really a matter of taste whether one prefers XML or straight make format but frankly I would expect XML to be more familiar these days. I can agree it was an acquired taste back when I first encountered it, however.

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