Re: [cc65] Feature request for cc65 preprocessor

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From: Ullrich von Bassewitz (
Date: 2000-08-29 18:41:03

On Tue, Aug 29, 2000 at 10:09:35AM -0500, David Lloyd wrote:
> There's a cool feature that GCC has, that would be neat in cc65:  The
> ability to generate makefile-style dependency information.  Here's the
> description from the cpp manpage:
> I think this feature would be excellent... anyone else?  For now I guess
> I will use GNU cpp for this.

I'm not sure if this is really a feature that should go into a compiler. Yes,
the compiler has all the needed information, so it would not be too much work,
but apart from this there are no other reasons why this feature should be
added to the compiler.

On the other side, you are right, it's a useful feature and I'm using it
myself for the cc65 sources. However, I would prefer a separate tool that
parses C sources and generates a make file depedency list. I had something
like this for my old DOS projects, so maybe I can brush it up and add it to
the cc65 package.

Would that be ok for you or do you have any special reasons for integrating
the feature into the compiler itself?



Ullrich von Bassewitz                        

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