[cfe-dev] [LLVMdev] Deprecating autoconf/make?

Richard Smith richard at metafoo.co.uk
Wed May 22 16:22:52 PDT 2013

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On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 4:22 PM, Richard Smith <richard at metafoo.co.uk>wrote:

> On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 4:14 PM, Eric Christopher <echristo at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I fear starting another centi-thread on this but I'll give it a shot.
>> We're currently supporting two build systems which is definitely one
>> more than we (or I) want to support.
>> I don't know of any support in autoconf past the
>> --host/--build/--target case that's not supported in cmake. I'll send
>> out an assertion here that this support isn't necessary and any system
>> that needs it can instead move to:
>> build native clang
>> build next clang with some target that supplies a sysroot and a
>> -target option to the native clang
>> Can anyone see good a reason not to move to cmake as our only build
>> configuration system and drop future support for autoconf + makefiles
>> now that 3.3 has branched?
> I definitely think this is a good idea, and a very timely suggestion. Once
> we have collected a list of remaining problems, we should have plenty of
> time to address them all such that we can remove the autoconf build system
> for 3.4.
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