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What is (are) the use of Make Files?

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Can anyone explain me the Use of Make Files...
In what way they differ or, are better than other types...i mean the functionalities...
Can somebody explain me with respect to the VC++ development environment...
How are they made...

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make files are helpful to organise your set of dependent files as a project .This way you can do following.
1)Any file in the set is modified you do not have to recompile all dependent files or whole set of files makefile will keep track and will compile only files that need to be compiled.
2)Makefiles will help you to specify all compiler options etc at a global place so most of the time installing code to a new machine is just matter of restructing the makefile.

On Unix it is very useful .In VC++ generally you do not have to bother much as VC++ IDE takes take by providing project and workspace absraction on top of makefile fundamentals.Anyway you can get makefile in VC++ using project/Export makefile option.


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