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Computer languages Perl  +
Documentation note User manual available in HTML format from; User tutorial available in HTML format from
Full description Makepp, a build program which has a numberMakepp, a build program which has a number of features that allow for reliable builds and simpler build files, is a drop-in replacement for GNU make. It supports almost all of the syntax that GNU make supports, and can be used with makefiles produced by utilities such as automake. It is called makepp (or make++) because it was designed with special support for C++, which has since been extended to other languages like Swig or embedded SQL. Also its relationship to make is analogous to C++'s relationship to C: it is almost 100% backward compatible but adds a number of new features and much better ways to write makefiles. Some features that makepp adds to make are: greatly improved handling of builds that involve multiple makefiles (recursive make is no longer necessary); automatic scanning for include files; rebuilds triggered if build command changes; checksum-based signature methods for reliable builds, smart enough to ignore whitespace or comment changes; extensibility through perl (within your makefile); repositories (automatically importing files from another tree); build caches (not recompiling identically what a user of the same cache already did).hat a user of the same cache already did).
Homepage URL  +
Interface command-line  +
Is GNU false  +
Keywords software development  + , programming  + , build  + , make  + , makefile  + , GNU make  + , makepp  + , include  +
Last review by Janet Casey +
Last review date 28 April 2010  +
License Perl +
License verified by Kelly Hopkins  +
License verified date 28 April 2010  +
Name Makepp  +
Prerequisite description Perl 5.005_03 or later  + , Digest_MD5  +
Prerequisite kind Required to use  + , Weak prerequisite  +
Program-build-automation make-related  +
Real name Gary Holt  +
Related projects FireMake + , Phing + , Ccbuild + , Cons + , Gmsl + , Make + , Smake +
Resource URL  + ,  + ,  +
Resource audience Developer  + , Bug Tracking  + , Support  +
Resource kind VCS Repository Webview  + , E-mail  +
Revisionid 3,798  +
Revisiontimestamp 12 April 2011 08:55:29  +
Revisionuser User:WikiSysop +
Role Maintainer  +
Runs-on GNU/Linux  +
Short description Reimplementation of 'make'  +
Software-development program-build-automation  +
Submitted by Database conversion +
Submitted date 1 April 2011  +
Use software-development  +
User level intermediate  +
VCS checkout command  +
Version comment cvs login cvs -z3 co -P makepp
Version date 23 December 2004  +
Version download  +
Version identifier 1.40.1  +
Version status stable  +
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