SPJ paper on Build Systems


Alexis Richardson <alexis@...>
 

Hi

Dropping Computer Science, right about now...

Ilya dug up this new paper from Simon Peyton-Jones (MS Research) and
others. They look at build systems from a theoretical POV. Their
objective is relevant to Helm, although their notion of build is
richer.

"We have investigated multiple build systems, showing how their
properties are consequences of two implementation choices: what order
you build in and whether you decide to rebuild. By decomposing the
pieces, we show how to recompose the pieces to new points in the
design space. In particular, a simple recombination leads to a design
for a monadic cloud build system. Armed with that blueprint we hope to
actually implement such a system as future work."

This may also be relevant to wg-app-def folks.

alexis

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