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

Jean-Daniel Dupas devlists at shadowlab.org
Thu Jun 28 08:35:11 PDT 2012

Le 28 juin 2012 à 15:45, Bill Hoffman a écrit :

> On 6/28/2012 8:31 AM, Jean-Daniel Dupas wrote:
>> My answer was about "CMake developers are aware of the inferior quality of the Xcode generator, but they say that there is little interest from the Xcode users."
> I disagree.
> The CMake devs say that it is the best that can be done with what Xcode 
> can do.  For example in Xcode you can not have a target depend on an 
> arbitrary file.

This is going off topic, but isn't possible to create "script build step" instead with the dependencies in the list of input file for this step (and specifying the output file to let Xcode bypass this step if it is not needed).

> This makes it impossible to do some of the stuff that 
> CMake needs to do in order to build projects correctly.  To compensate 
> we use custom targets that fall back to makefiles and make called form 
> Xcode.  I don't think we are uninterested.  If there were specific 
> complaints, and examples given in working Xcode projects we would adapt 
> CMake.  The Xcode generator in CMake is able to build all of our test 
> cases and display all of the sources for the project in Xcode.  It does 
> use make for some bits that Xcode can not do.  However, I am not aware 
> of things that are broken.
> -Bill
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