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observation: Makefiles other than the simplest ones obscure rather than illuminate the relationships between artifacts

@silby makefiles are bad but any attempt to replace them somehow manages to make things worse

@vi I wrote a markdown -> html build tool thing to my specs with the Haskell build tool toolkit Shake and I found it pleasant to work with and it's fairly easy to read a year later but it's clearly not a candidate for becoming as ubiquitous as Makefiles, b/c GHC

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