On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote: > Andrew Gierth <and...@tao11.riddles.org.uk> writes: >> Is it worth exploring the idea of changing to a non-recursive style of >> makefile? > > Not post-feature-freeze, for sure. Whether it's worth the work as a > long-term project, I dunno.
I've been taking a look at this in my limited free time, so I might as well publicly register my interest here. Moving to non-recursive Make will probably be quite a bit of work/pain, but I also think it's probably worth it in the end. (We make heavy use of automated builds, and having a complete dependency graph should speed those up considerably, in addition to the maintenance benefits already implied here.) --Jacob