PMake — A Tutorial

Adam de Boor

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Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. The Basics of PMake
2.1. Dependency Lines
2.2. Shell Commands
2.3. Variables
2.4. Comments
2.5. Parallelism
2.6. Writing and Debugging a Makefile
2.7. Invoking PMake
2.8. Summary
3. Short-cuts and Other Nice Things
3.1. Transformation Rules
3.2. Including Other Makefiles
3.3. Saving Commands
3.4. Target Attributes
3.5. Special Targets
3.6. Modifying Variable Expansion
3.7. More Exercises
4. PMake for Gods
4.1. Search Paths
4.2. Archives and Libraries
4.3. On the Condition...
4.4. A Shell is a Shell is a Shell
4.5. Compatibility
4.6. DEFCON 3 – Variable Expansion
4.7. DEFCON 2 – The Number of the Beast
4.8. DEFCON 1 – Imitation is the Not the Highest Form of Flattery
4.9. The Way Things Work
5. Answers to Exercises
Glossary of Jargon

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