[ros-dev] makefile naming conventions ( particularly re xml build
Royce Mitchell III
royce3 at ev1.net
Fri Mar 11 01:07:15 CET 2005
Someone mentioned recently that we should name all the xml build system
files makefile.rbuild, or something to that effect.
I didn't have an opinion at the time, but I have recently developed a
very strong one...
If all the build system's files are named the same, and if you have 3 of
them open in notepad, you can't tell which is which from the window's
title. This is IMNSHO a bad thing.
Furthermore, in order to be able to invoke make from any directory,
instead of just the top-level one, I need to put a "makefile" ( I'm
forced to have same name here ) in each directory that punts to the
top-level one. Therefore, some of the bootstrap makefiles will need to
be renamed out of the way.
My plan is to name the bootstrap makefiles thus:
...you get the idea...
If we want to rename all the xml files to *.rbuild, that's fine, but I
think making them all "makefile.rbuild" is baaaaad.
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