On Thursday, 1 February 2018 at 23:35:43 UTC, Tony wrote:
On Thursday, 1 February 2018 at 22:01:52 UTC, Mike Wey wrote:
Thanks! Couldn't seem to get a search to work.
I was hoping the "|" would explain the behavior that I don't
understand, but I don't think it does.
The instructions say to just type "make". My understanding is
that without a specified target, the topmost target in the
Makefile is used. In this case it is "bin", which has no
dependencies, and one action - mkdir. I would think that the
Makefile would stop after making that directory as no other
actions are given and no dependencies were specified. But it
`DEFAULT_GOAL` allows to set an explicit target and keep a
everything nicely ordered.
Is something not working when you just type `make`?
Or are you just trying to understand how things work?
In the latter case: you don't need to use make, to build your
files, I just use it for small projects because it's super easy.
Anyhow there are other ways you could use this without needing to
dive into make:
- as a wrapper - call your actions from a new Makefile target and
simply depend on the compiler (that's how I use dub in such
- execute `make` as part of your build script. It will fetch the
compiler if non-existent and be a no-op otherwise.
What are you planning to do?