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

Kenneth Boyd zaimoni at zaimoni.com
Wed Jun 27 06:19:26 PDT 2012

On 6/27/2012 7:55 AM, David Röthlisberger wrote:
> On 21 Jun 2012, at 01:19, Chandler Carruth wrote:
>> 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 far I have assumed that "use cases that autoconf+make can't support"
> is referring to Windows support. (I am not a Windows user myself.)
Mainly MSVC Windows, and XCode.  Autoconf+make works great for MingW32 
on Windows.  I have no experience with CygWin [which I do not use for 
political reasons regarding its DLL licensing], or a true MSYS from 
installer (the installer *.exe doesn't work out of the box on my windows 

(I'm almost locked-in to autoconf+make, due to CMake's MSYS projects 
being intentionally broken when the official MSYS sh.exe is on the 
path.  Tweaking the MSYS project generator guard clause to disable this 
intentional breakage works perfectly.)

Note: the DLL problem should be fully resolved for LLVM 3.2.  We had 
politically-mandated intentional breakage problems on Linux (and 
possibly other *NIX) for 3.0 and 3.1, but that cannot be blamed on CMake.


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