Bud Utility © 2006, Derek Parnell, Melbourne
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It is an effective replacement for
the general 'make' tools. The primary difference between Bud and
other tools is that Bud does not need you to create and maintain
'makefiles'. Instead, it analyses the source code files to determine
all dependancies and constructs the appropriate calls to the compiler,
linker and librarian.
The aim of Bud is to create a target file from the source file(s) supplied to it. This is usually an executable file but could also be a library. In both cases, source files are converted to object files, and then either linked to form an executable or packaged into a library file.
If, when creating a library, there are no object files to be packaged then the library is not created. This might occur if all the source files contain either 'pragma(nolink)' or are DDoc files.
This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for damages of any kind arising from the use of this software. Permission is hereby granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose, including commercial applications, and to alter it and/or redistribute it freely, subject to the following restrictions: 1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software in a product, an acknowledgment within documentation of said product would be appreciated but is not required. 2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be misrepresented as being the original software. 3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any distribution of the source. 4. Derivative works are permitted, but they must carry this notice in full and credit the original source.