[LLVMdev] Deprecating autoconf/make?

Duncan Sands baldrick at free.fr
Thu May 23 01:58:33 PDT 2013

Hi Eric,

On 23/05/13 01:14, Eric Christopher 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'm OK with moving to cmake only.  However there are a bunch of bug reports
in bugzilla about missing cmake features which should be resolved (eg: lack of
support for expensive checks).

Ciao, Duncan.

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