[cfe-dev] is configure+make dead yet?

John Wiegley johnw at boostpro.com
Tue Jun 26 16:50:49 PDT 2012

>>>>> James K Lowden <jklowden at schemamania.org> writes:

> So.  If the goal of the Clang project is to have ever more users of Clang,
> it's in the project's interest to support autoconf for the foreseeable
> future.  Even if that's *not* the goal, supporting autoconf might continue
> to be easier than dealing with a lot of Cmake issues and questions on
> cfe-dev.

Clang is not afraid to stray from tradition if the decision is toward
something better.  This makes fork maintenance a nightmare, but leads to a
better product in the long-run.

I think the same is true of its build system.  I'd like to see autoconf go the
way of the dinosaurs.  It may be more painful at first, but I think it's worth
it in the end.  Go CMake.

John Wiegley
BoostPro Computing

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