I think that using
make in Python development is a fantastic idea. Reproducing someone’s work is difficult, and using Makefiles minimizes that guesswork. I created a simple Makefile for a Docker project from a previous post
build: docker build -t hello-world . run: docker run -p 8000:8000 -v /Users/cjohnson/example/app:/usr/src/app hello-world testapp: pytest test
The trick with Makefiles is that they expect you to use actual tabs. If you see the error below, then you’ll know that you’re indenting with spaces instead of tabs.
Makefile:2: *** missing separator. Stop.