[PD] externals scrubar inversion of control

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Sat Oct 11 22:49:30 CEST 2008

That's nothing new, it's been like that a long time.  I don't think  
anyone thinks its a great solution, but it works.  It was more born  
out of politics than any technical concern, but I think those  
politics have mostly subsided.

If you can do it better, I invite you to make a better system.  Some  
of us here have outlined an autoconf-based system, but that's not  
essential.  I could see a pkgconfig/makefile system perhaps.


On Oct 11, 2008, at 12:22 PM, carmen r wrote:

> someone f'd up the externals/ dir on SVN big time
> theres 118K (!!!) makefile at toplevel,
> with instructions for (all? most?) subdirectories
> subdirectory makefiles do weird sed/regex hell just to essentialyl  
> cd .. and send their directory name to the megascript
> WTF???
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