Building Stuff the Easy Way

There is a plethora of build systems and tools out there, each with it’s own advantages and shiny new features, but let’s face it, the O.G. Make (with all its flaws) still reigns supreme.

Chilled out GNU

According to Godwin’s law of Software Development:

As a project grows, the probability of a Makefile being written for it slowly approaches 1, irrespective of the build system it predominantly uses.

The Problem

Great as Make is, it has one major limitation. (A) Makefie(s) (± some Autotools magic) can only codify build logic, not the build environment — an issue that is typically addressed using one of the…

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