Mmake is a small program which wraps
make to provide additional functionality, such as user-friendly help output, remote includes, and eventually more. It otherwise acts as a pass-through to standard make.
Grab a binary or:
$ go get github.com/tj/mmake/cmd/mmake
Next add the following alias to your profile:
Make's primary function is not to serve as a "task runner", however it's often used for that scenario due to its ubiquitous nature, and if you're already using it, why not! Make is however lacking a built-in mechanism for displaying help information.
Here's an example Makefile:
# Start the dev server. # # Note that the API server must # also be running. start: @gopherjs -m -v serve --http :3000 github.com/tj/docs/client .PHONY: start # Start the API server. api: @go run server/cmd/api/api.go .PHONY: api # Display dependency graph. deps: @godepgraph github.com/tj/docs/client | dot -Tsvg | browser .PHONY: deps # Display size of dependencies. size: @gopherjs build client/*.go -m -o /tmp/out.js @du -h /tmp/out.js @gopher-count /tmp/out.js | sort -nr .PHONY: size
Mmake provides a
help command to display all target comments in short form:
$ alias make=mmake $ make help start Start the dev server. api Start the API server. deps Display dependency graph. size Display size of dependencies.
help <target> command is also supported to display long form:
$ make help start Start the dev server. Note that the API server must also be running.
The default behaviour of Make is of course preserved:
$ make serving at http://localhost:3000 and on port 3000 of any available addresses $ make size ...
Includes may specify a URL for inclusion, which are automatically downloaded to /usr/local/include and become available to Make. Note that make resolves includes to this directory by default, so the Makefile will still work for regular users.
Includes are resolved recursively. For example you may have a standard set of includes for your team to run tests, lint, and deploy:
include github.com/apex/make/deploy include github.com/apex/make/lint include github.com/apex/make/test
This can be a lot to remember, so you could also provide a file which includes the others:
Or perhaps one per dev environment such as Node or Golang:
include github.com/apex/make/node include github.com/apex/make/golang
If you're worried about arbitrary code execution, then simply fork a project and maintain keep the code private.
If you're looking to find or share makefiles check out the Wiki, and feel free to add a category if it is missing.