[Techtalk] Make replacement

Kathryn Andersen kat_lists at katspace.homelinux.org
Thu Feb 9 16:28:51 EST 2006

On Wed, Feb 08, 2006 at 07:19:25PM -0800, jennyw wrote:
> Rake can be used generally -- it's not just for Ruby-related tasks. The 
> same is true with Ant, by the way.

True.  I *might* be tempted towards Ant, since I had to learn how to
drive it for work, using it to generate DocBook documents.
XML has plusses and minuses as a format, and at least I've climbed up
the learning curve for it.  I'm a bit wary of the Java overhead, though.

> Original article: http://www.martinfowler.com/articles/rake.html
> Rake is essentially a make-inspired domain-specific language (DSL) built 
> on top of Ruby.  There's also a younger Ruby project called Rant that's 
> also a make replacement.
> Some URLs:
> http://docs.rubyrake.org/ (Rake docs)
> http://rake.rubyforge.org/ (Rake home)
> http://make.rubyforge.org/ (Rant home)

Thanks, I'll take a look.

Kathryn Andersen
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