OT: on IDEs and code writing on steroids

Georg Wrede georg.wrede at iki.fi
Sat May 23 14:28:38 PDT 2009

Yigal Chripun wrote:
> Georg Wrede wrote:
>> Yigal Chripun wrote:
>>> What I was saying was not specific for DWT but rather that _any_ 
>>> reasonably big project will use such a system and it's simply not 
>>> practical to do otherwise. how would you handle a project with a 
>>> hundred  files that takes 30 min. to compile without any tool 
>>> whatsoever except the compiler itself?
>> Make?
>> And if you're smart, a verson control system. (Whether you use an IDE 
>> or not.)
> Make _is_ a build tool

Yes. But since it's on every Unix since almost 40 years back, it doesn't 
count here.  :-)

Besides, it has tons of other uses, too. One might as well say that a 
text editor is a build tool. You construct (or erect) software with it. ;-)

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