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

Jean-Daniel Dupas devlists at shadowlab.org
Thu Jun 28 00:58:10 PDT 2012

Le 28 juin 2012 à 00:18, Óscar Fuentes a écrit :

> Eric Christopher <echristo at apple.com>
> writes:
>>>>> For VS CMake does support project()s
>>>>> which you can open by themselves in the IDE, including all dependencies.
>>>> So it doesn't for Xcode? CMake comes with an Xcode generator which had
>>>> (has?) several nasty limitations. Time ago some Apple people were in
>>>> touch with the CMake developers and, IIRC, patches were proposed. I
>>>> guess that the Xcode generator still lacks in quality.
>>> I have no idea.
>>> I believe Doug when he claims that he used it and it's not measuring up ;)
>> I've heard this from others as well.
> A CMake generator is not terribly complex. Sadly, I have no access to
> Xcode (nor to a Mac) but I'm sure that any developer with several free
> hours can improve things quite a bit. From the discussions with Apple
> people I mentioned above, it was clear that the CMake developers are
> aware of the inferior quality of the Xcode generator, but they say that
> there is little interest from the Xcode users.

It's a chicken and egg problems. Xcode users don't use cmake because it generates poor Xcode projects.

-- Jean-Daniel

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