On Sun, 2017-06-18 at 02:31 -0700, Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d
> […]
> The biggest issue with understanding the makefiles is a near total
> lack of any 
> helpful comments. I stepped up a bit with this:

Wrong diagnosis. The biggest issue with the makefiles is that they are
hand constructed. There is also the problem that they are makefiles.

CMake → Ninja
Meson → Ninja
Raggae → Ninja

is the 2010s state of the art for build.

> […]
> We must try and do better with this. We can start by refusing to
> accept makefile 
> PRs that add new constructions without documentation, just like we
> don't accept 
> new functions without Ddoc comments.

Wrong solution to the problem.

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