[cfe-dev] [LLVMdev] is configure+make dead yet?
christophe.duvernois at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 03:43:32 PDT 2012
Speaking about a good existing build system in python, there is waf :
It is in my opinion far more better than cmake on any point (performance,
flexibility, easy to use, ...) ...
2012/6/21 Jean-Daniel Dupas <devlists at shadowlab.org>
> Le 21 juin 2012 à 11:34, Manuel Klimek a écrit :
> On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 10:43 AM, Charles Davis <cdavis at mymail.mines.edu>wrote:
>> On Jun 20, 2012, at 6:19 PM, Chandler Carruth wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 5:13 PM, Nick Lewycky <nlewycky at google.com>wrote:
>>> Is there anybody who is certain that our autoconf dependency needs to
>>> stay around? Are there developers stuck on systems that don't have a recent
>>> enough cmake in their most recent release, or maybe are using some features
>>> from configure+make that the cmake build system doesn't implement?
>>> If nobody pipes up, I might actually try actually removing it!
>> There are definitely missing features in cmake. I'm actually working on
>> adding one of them: support for compiler-rt. There are likely some others.
>> That said, I actually agree -- I think that cmake, while ugly, can be
>> made to support all of our use cases. There are some use cases that
>> autoconf+make can't support, so I'd rather we just pick cmake and bang on
>> it until it works the way we want.
>> Now hold on there. I thought Daniel was supposed to be working on a new
>> build system, based almost entirely in Python, specifically because he
>> thought CMake was, uh... inadequate (to say the least). I've CC'd him in
>> the hopes of getting his opinion.
> I'd be interested what about CMake is inadequate. The way CMake is used in
> llvm seems somewhat suboptimal, but I don't see how doing the same thing in
> python would be better ...
> (not saying that cmake is perfect)
> It never was about writing a build system in python to replace existing
> one, it was about unifying the way (libraries) dependencies are expressed
> in LLVM by cmake and configure/make.
> -- Jean-Daniel
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