Sat Mar 17 10:09:47 EDT 2018
It is really hard to properly set up a build system that allows small
changes of dependencies without doing full rebuilds.
Both nixos and rebar do full rebuilds.
It seems almost impossible to do this, unless a monorepo is used.
The boundary between multi-repo and monorepo is so arbitrary.
EDIT: Here's the thing.
- Make a single incremental build system for the project, including
all dependencies that are regularly rebuilt (e.g. single makefile).
- Create a second level build system to build the dependencies that
are constant (e.g. nixos).
Monorepo vs git submodules is quire irrelevant: the differences can be
smoothed over with scripts. What is important is that the repo +
submodules uses a single incremental build system.