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

Bill Hoffman bill.hoffman at kitware.com
Thu Jun 28 06:45:54 PDT 2012

On 6/28/2012 8:31 AM, Jean-Daniel Dupas wrote:
> My answer was about "CMake developers are aware of the inferior quality of the Xcode generator, but they say that there is little interest from the Xcode users."

I disagree.

The CMake devs say that it is the best that can be done with what Xcode 
can do.  For example in Xcode you can not have a target depend on an 
arbitrary file.  This makes it impossible to do some of the stuff that 
CMake needs to do in order to build projects correctly.  To compensate 
we use custom targets that fall back to makefiles and make called form 
Xcode.  I don't think we are uninterested.  If there were specific 
complaints, and examples given in working Xcode projects we would adapt 
CMake.  The Xcode generator in CMake is able to build all of our test 
cases and display all of the sources for the project in Xcode.  It does 
use make for some bits that Xcode can not do.  However, I am not aware 
of things that are broken.


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