Package naming dilemma

Christopher Faylor
Thu Aug 17 20:29:00 GMT 2006

On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 08:32:33PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>On 17 August 2006 20:04, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 09:00:22PM +0200, Reini Urban wrote:
>>> Christopher Faylor schrieb:
>>>> On Mon, Aug 14, 2006 at 11:18:28AM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>>> [snip]
>>>> I just wanted to say that I really love the idea of something like
>>>> remake.  I have spent way too much of my life debugging makefiles and
>>>> have wished for something like remake for a long time.
>>>> So, I am not averse to the idea of getting remake into the distribution,
>>>> somehow, if someone can come up with a creative way to do this
>>>> (/etc/alternatives maybe?).  I just don't like overloading remake by
>>>> adding a "feature" which has nothing to do with its intended purpose.
>>> What for?
>> What five?
>  I was assuming that the "extra feature" was my proposal to merge in the dos
>path-handling patch.

You were assuming correctly.

>>> I have /usr/bin/makedb.exe and I checked that no files from any other
>>> package is overwritten by my makedb package.  I attached the README
>>> with the filelist in my first mail.
>> remake is more than just a make debugger and I think it deserves to
>> be used and advertised in that way.
>  It is?
>  I mean, I knew it was also a dessert polish, and even a floor topping, but
>what *else* is it?
>  Certainly the remake homepage doesn't mention anything else that seems
>comparable in scale to the debugging features.

I guess this is a YMMV situation.  It seems to me that this is intended as
a replacement for GNU make.

    remake is a patched and modernized version of GNU make utility that
    adds improved error reporting, the ability to trace execution in a
    comprehensible way, and a debugger.  The debugger lets you set
    breakpoints on targets, show and set variables in expanded or
    unexpanded form, inspect target descriptions, see the target call
    stack, and even execute arbitrary GNU make fragments (e.g.  add a
    dependency to an existing target).


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