Nikolai Weibull wrote:
> Ilias Lazaridis, May 12:
> 
>>Pit Capitain wrote:
> 
>>>When building Ruby, one of the first things created is a "miniruby"
>>>executable, which is used for the rest of the building process. Look
>>>into the Makefile of the Ruby source distribution.
> 
>>very complicated those makefiles.
> 
>>How can I make a makefile more 'human-readable', possibly with a
>>special editor? (on windows).
> 
> Actually, this is a rather simple Makefile and it”Ēs simple to
> understand, if one”Ēs familiar with how Makefiles - especially ones using
> autoconf - are written.  If you aren”Ēt familiar with how Makefiles are
> written or how autoconf works, I suggest you read the respective
> manuals, which can be found on the GNU manuals web pageĀ¹, before
> you continue.

This tool poduces terrible make-files, thus it's not of intrest to.

I will take another path to isolate the ruby subsystems, most possibly 
in a way that others can benefit from this, too (simpler teach-in).

> Anyway, to answer your question, and to dismiss Pit”Ēs suggestion as a
> non-answer to your question (no offence meant), the miniruby executable
> depends on all the .c files in the Ruby distribution.  I don”Ēt have a
> suggestion on where to start, but I”Ēm guessing that object.c, parse.c,
> ruby.c, and st.c would be good places to do so,

ok, thanks for the info.

>         nikolai
> 
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> Ā¹ http://www.gnu.org/manual/manual.html

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