[cfe-dev] [LLVMdev] RFC: Upcoming Build System Changes

Daniel Dunbar daniel at zuster.org
Fri Oct 28 10:12:04 PDT 2011

On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 9:56 AM, Óscar Fuentes <ofv at wanadoo.es> wrote:
> Reid Kleckner <reid.kleckner at gmail.com> writes:


> Keep in mind that, if Dan goes ahead his plans, tinkering on any build
> system would require knowledge of both of them plus the python
> scripts. That's adding complexity, quite a lot.

This argument might make sense if you already know CMake.

However, most developers do not and it is much easier to learn Python
than CMake.

We currently have about 7k lines of CMake code in LLVM/Clang. My
python scripts to deal with my proposal are significantly smaller than

 - Daniel

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