The Build Environment
Build Environment Notes
A software reuse environment is composed of these fundamental parts:
A build environment is the space in which various tools such as compilers
and linkers are applied to source files to produce an executable. This
space is dominated by the "make" tool. The make tool accepts an input file
that contains rules expressing relationships between input (source) and
output (binary) files and the tools used to perform the transformation.
Unfortunately, the construction and maintenance of these makefiles is tedious
and error prone at best.
Configuration Management System
BENV is a framework that automates the production of executables from
source code contained in the repository. BENV uses the GNU make utility,
and a set of makefile fragments and scripts to greatly simplify the build
process. The purpose of BENV is to free the software developer from the
burden of makefile maintenance.
What does it do? What problem does it solve?
How does it work?
How is it used?