I know make has long been a unix tool, but me thinks it's too close to programming (at least anything beyond how do I build software X). This question prompted this, I think it should be closed... opinions?

  • the link is no longer available
    – tshepang
    Nov 29, 2010 at 18:25
  • @tshepang that's because the question was closed... point? technically if you have enough rep, you can still view it Nov 29, 2010 at 21:59
  • Considering that the reference to that link isn't really important to the Question, and that the rest of us have puny reps, can you remove it (the sentence).
    – tshepang
    Nov 29, 2010 at 22:05
  • Did you mean closed/deleted?
    – tshepang
    Dec 19, 2010 at 8:39

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I'd say - depends:

  • "How to create Makefile for program" and similar goes to stackoverflow
  • "How to build in parallel with make" (answer make -j2) and similar is on topic

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