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

Bob Wilson bob.wilson at apple.com
Thu Jun 21 09:01:48 PDT 2012

On Jun 20, 2012, at 11:00 PM, C. Bergström <cbergstrom at pathscale.com> wrote:

> On 06/21/12 12:47 PM, Chandler Carruth wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 5:13 PM, Nick Lewycky <nlewycky at google.com 
>> <mailto:nlewycky at google.com>> wrote:
>>    Is there anybody who is certain that our autoconf dependency needs
>>    to stay around? Are there developers stuck on systems that don't
>>    have a recent enough cmake in their most recent release, or maybe
>>    are using some features from configure+make that the cmake build
>>    system doesn't implement?
>>    If nobody pipes up, I might actually try actually removing it!
>> FWIW, I'm also under the impression that Apple's internal release 
>> process depends on configure+make as well.
> clang/llvm are advertised as being independent of Apple.  There's a ton 
> of companies using the project, but we should let them speak-up if they 
> *really* need it to stay around.

OK, I'm speaking up: We *really* need configure+make to stick around a bit longer.  Daniel has had to spend lots of time on other projects that came up, especially fighting against compile time performance regressions, so the new LLVM build system has not made much progress recently.  As discussed in depth before, Cmake is not a good solution for us and we need configure+make to keep working until we have a suitable replacement.

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