- Why use Make by Mike Bostock. [Feb 2013].
- Role of Makefile in Open-Data-Sharing and reproducible research. [Aug 2015].
- Notes for new Make users
- A Super-Simple Makefile for Medium-Sized C/C++ Projects
- Using Make – writing less Makefile
- Danilo Spinella’s site - Makefiles, Best Practices
- A Tutorial on Portable Makefiles from null program blog.
Tips and Tricks
Examples of good use of Makefile
- Homotopy Type Theory – book written using LaTeX, put together using Makefile.
- Use of ifchanges.py to monitor file changes and recompile files.
- Parallelizing tasks
- Rust tutorial makefile
Makefile companions – autotools, premake, scons, cmake
- Introduction to the Autotools (autoconf, automake, and libtool) - Home Page
- Autotools Mythbuster
- premake, CMake and Scons are often recommended as alternatives to auto tools.
- tup is a file-based build system for Linux, OSX, and Windows. It inputs a list of file changes and a directed acyclic graph (DAG), then processes the DAG to execute the appropriate commands required to update dependent files. Updates are performed with very little overhead since tup implements powerful build algorithms to avoid doing unnecessary work. This means you can stay focused on your project rather than on your build system.
- casey/just: 🤖 Just a command runner ⚡
- xmake A cross-platform build utility based on Lua Simple, Fast, Cross-platform Modern C/C++ build tools, Support multi-language hybrid compilation.