On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 12:22 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> writes:
>> On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 1:34 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> 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 common.mk
>>> 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:
> http://aegis.sourceforge.net/auug97.pdf

+1 from me.  I don't know that just fixing src/backend will do a whole
lot to improve build times in and of itself, but I do think it might
reduce the required amount of alchemy to keep things working.

Robert Haas
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