Robert Haas <> writes:
> On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 1:34 PM, Tom Lane <> wrote:
>> This is definitely not per make's contract, either.  I think maybe the
>> "Don't rebuild the list if only the OBJS have changed" hack in
>> is a brick or two shy of a load, but I don't know how to fix that.

> I feel like it's been this way for a while - at least I feel like I've
> noticed this before.  I think there is some inevitable kludginess
> around having one makefile per subdirectory that leads to these kinds
> of issues.  Maybe we should get rid of all the makefiles under
> src/backend except for the top-level one and just do everything there.

I mentioned this paper last year, but maybe it's time to start
taking it seriously:

                        regards, tom lane

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