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Re: Possible framework for `debmake replacement'

From: Fabrizio Polacco <fpolacco@icenet.fi>
> What was suggested is an idempotent process to generate a full makefile
> from a description file + a policy file.
> Edit should be done in the description file.

Idempotent. Good word.

This gets around most of the objections to "compiler style" generation, if
you can indeed get it so that all edits are done to the policy and description
files. This requires a very versatile system from day one, otherwise people
will edit its output to get around its limitations.

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