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There are two major flavours of variables in GNU Make: "simple" and "recursive".

While simple variables are quite simple and easy to understand, they can be limiting at times. On the other hand, recursive variables are powerful yet tricky.


There is exactly one rule to recall when using recursive variables...

🧠 The value of a recursive variable is computed every time it is expanded.

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[–] [email protected] 4 points 10 months ago

TBH I use whatever build tool is the better fit for the job, be it Gradle, SBT or Rebar.

But for some (presumably subjective) reason, I like GNU Make quite a lot. And whenever I get the chance I use it - esp since it's somehow ubiquitous nowadays w/ all the Linux containers/VMs everywhere and Homebrew on Mac machines.