It is useful in the development process to create and use PVMmake
config files for other purposes. An example of this is a ``make clean'' config file. A sample of such a config file is provided in the examples subdirectory under the name mw_make_clean . This config file contains commands instructing PVMmake to issue ``make clean'' commands on each host. Users who inspect the sample makefile provided with the PADE distribution will notice a ``clean'' directive at the bottom.
Many other routine functions can be automated in a way similar to the ``make clean'' example. In this sense, PADE can be used creatively for more tasks than just parallel program development.