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Examining the Compilation Process, part 3

Nov 11, 2008, 18:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Diehl)

"This is pretty easy. We have a single source file, a few libraries and a final executable. Scripting the compilation of this project saves us from having to type that mammoth command line in every time we make a change to the program.

"But what happens when your project has several, perhaps hundreds of source files of hundreds or thousands of lines of code each? Sometimes, it can take several minutes or even hours to compile a very large project. What if you find an important bug in your program and have to make this change:?"

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