Jim Weirich a ˝─rit :
> On Sunday 03 April 2005 09:49 pm, Lionel Thiry wrote:
> 
>>Nikolai Weibull a ˝─rit :
>>
>>>Lionel Thiry, April 4:
>>>
>>>>I'm really curious here: what have you borrowed from SCons? Does Rant
>>>>use a directed acyclic graph for managing file dependencies?
>>>
>>>Isn't that what all dependency-management systems use?,
>>>        nikolai
>>
>>Uh, well... no.
>>
>>For exemple, AFAIK Rake doesn't manage file dependcies, 
> 
> 
> If by managing file dependencies you mean automatically detect and maintain 
> the file dependencies, you are correct.  But it is easy to get other tools to 
> work with rake to do that.  
> 
> 
>>and task dependencies are not managed with a DAG.
> 
> 
> Actually they are.  Ok, there are no checks to enforce the acyclic nature of 
> the dependency graph, but the arcs of the graph are certainly directed.
> 

In Rake, the existence of the graph is implicit, hidden in the Task instances 
themselves, there isn't any explicit global DAG object.

Just pointing a fact, no offense. :)

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Lionel Thiry