[cfe-dev] RFC: Upcoming Build System Changes

Óscar Fuentes ofv at wanadoo.es
Sun Oct 30 19:25:25 PDT 2011

Óscar Fuentes <ofv at wanadoo.es> writes:

>>>>     (c) This doesn't solve any other nice problems:
>>>>           (i) It doesn't make it easier to play with other build
>>>> systems (like Ninja, or gyp).
>>> Do we need them?
>> No, but I like having more flexibility.
> I recall a discussion on the cmake ml about adding support for one of
> those tools (can't say which.) At then end, if a build tool is popular
> enough it will gain support from cmake.

FWIW, there are reports on the CMake ml about using a Ninja CMake
generator for building LLVM/Clang, with successful results:


CMake maintainers are enthusiastic about adding the Ninja generator as
soon as it is mature enough (passes all test cases, etc.)

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