[Rake-devel] Announcement: Alternate -j implementation

Hongli Lai hongli at phusion.nl
Thu Apr 19 21:40:18 UTC 2012

On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 7:03 PM, Mark Watson <watsonmw at gmail.com> wrote:
>> To be honest, I prefer the drake semantics as they are closer to make's.
> Second that. The option to specify parallel builds for any task is
> handy because the task may not derive from multitask, e.g. it could be
> a file task to build a c library from multiple source files that you
> want to build in parallel.
> Personally I've used my own patch to rake to do this, that was before
> drake, but I still use it due to drake having an extra dependency.
> https://github.com/watsonmw/rakecpp/blob/master/minusj/minusj.rb

I agree. I would really love to see a 'make -j' equivalent in Rake.

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