Re: [announce] credo - An implementation of djb's redo

From: Buck Evan <>
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2016 21:37:19 -0700

Very interesting!

We've been looking for a better build system. When the time comes, I'll
definitely have a look.

Do you think that (c)redo fills all the (non pathologic) use cases of make?

--phone is hard.
On Mar 19, 2016 5:53 PM, <> wrote:

> I would like to take a moment of your time, and point you to a little
> bit of software that I've been working on recently.
> I am not sure if this list is exclusive to Laurent Bercot's software,
> but given that my project uses skalibs and the overall appreciation of
> djb software here I thought you might be interested anyway.
> What I have been working on is an implementation of djb's redo, which I
> have dubbed 'credo' (because it's implemented in C, you know?)
> djb's design notes for redo have existed for quite a while now,
> unfortunatly he never released the program itself.
> This led to several implementations of it. However all of them seem to
> have been abandoned somewhere along the way for reasons unknown to me.
> So I decided to explore this topic myself.
> redo is a build-system best comparable to the classic 'make' found on
> just about any UNIX there is.
> Unlike make however redo is very simple in it's design.
> I have to admit that documentation is a little scarce at this point. On
> the other hand due to redo's simplicity you don't have to read through
> megabytes of html, because there just is no arcane syntax to
> understand in the first place.
> redo is just plain sh with 3 parameters and it's stdout redirected to
> your build target. (in fact sh is just the default - you can use
> whatever language you like to write build-scripts)
> I believe djb's notes and the *.do scripts in the credo repository
> should be enough to get you started.
> credo is currently in a v0.x stage. That means some mallocs still go
> unchecked, because at the moment I'm mostly concerned with getting the
> things right that djb left open, most notably the way build-dependencies
> are stored.
> That said, I am using credo for a few other projects of mine, including
> a Java and some LaTeX projects and of course credo itself.
> Therefore I think credo is now ready for an educated audience.
> I'm interested in any kind of feedback, but I'm hoping to get some
> feedback with regard to the compatibility with systems other than linux.
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