Commit 73ae10df authored by Francois-Rene Rideau's avatar Francois-Rene Rideau
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yet another pass at make

parent 06b29370
......@@ -99,9 +99,8 @@ multiple layers of languages --- some domain-specific languages and
some generalized programming languages.
{\make} interprets a \emph{makefile} in the following way:
A text-substitution preprocessor expands macro definitions in the file,
producing a set of pattern-matching rules that
an inference engine uses to determine how to build components.
The inference engine triggers those rules while
producing a set of pattern-matching rules.
An inference engine uses the rules,
chaining backwards from the targets it has been directed to build.
The rules are annotated with parameterized shell scripts
that actually perform the build actions.
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