Things You can Do with Makefile

This article talks about a “hatke” application of Makefile. The salient points worth taking home, w.r.t. the advantages of Makefile are:

  • Makefile is good in “stop the process if there is an error along the way” kind of requirement. This is also called as “fail fast” execution.
  • Related to above, “Continue from where it is left off” helps save precious work done – provided proper dependencies are defined.
  • Parallelize the work – Makefile automatically finds out which tasks can be parallelized given the dependency tree.

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