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

Manuel Klimek klimek at google.com
Wed Jun 27 14:47:20 PDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 10:57 PM, Óscar Fuentes <ofv at wanadoo.es> wrote:

> Manuel Klimek <klimek at google.com> writes:
> >> >> CMake generates gigantic project files for IDEs like Visual Studio
> and
> >> >> Xcode, which causes those IDEs to behavior very poorly, with long
> >> >> project load times and sluggish overall performance. It's a
> significant
> >> >> productivity problem.
> >> > -- Douglas Gregor, On 26 Jun 2012, at 17:42
> >> > (on thread "CMake Question: Do we need to support stand-alone
> builds?")
> >>
> >> I don't know if Doug measured the impact on Visual Studio performance
> >> specifically caused by CMake, compared to non-CMake project
> >> files. AFAIK, CMake is the only existing option for working with Visual
> >> Studio, so I have no idea of what's the point of Doug here.
> >>
> >
> > Doug specifically mentioned Xcode.
> ... and VS.

Forgot context: there was a short discussion on IRC, where Doug mentioned
that Xcode is a priority for him, and some VS users mentioned that VS
support from CMake was actually quite good these days for llvm/clang's
project size (other things lack in general on Windows, of course).

> > For VS CMake does support project()s
> > which you can open by themselves in the IDE, including all dependencies.
> So it doesn't for Xcode? CMake comes with an Xcode generator which had
> (has?) several nasty limitations. Time ago some Apple people were in
> touch with the CMake developers and, IIRC, patches were proposed. I
> guess that the Xcode generator still lacks in quality.

I have no idea.

I believe Doug when he claims that he used it and it's not measuring up ;)

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