[LLVMdev] Deprecating autoconf/make?

Richard Smith richard at metafoo.co.uk
Wed May 22 16:22:07 PDT 2013

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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