[LLVMdev] Deprecating autoconf/make?

Redmond, Paul paul.redmond at intel.com
Wed May 22 20:30:24 PDT 2013

Yes please.

On the practical side, our internal CI does cmake/autoconf x debug/release
x gcc/clang (on linux). Cutting out autoconf reduces the number of
combinations per build from 8 to 4. This probably doesn't matter to most
people but it would be great for us.


On 2013-05-22 7:14 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?
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