[LLVMdev] Is there room for another build system?
ofv at wanadoo.es
Thu Jul 31 09:32:12 CDT 2008
Albert Graef <Dr.Graef at t-online.de> writes:
>> Some points you mention on your web page are solved.
> Which ones? (Just curious.)
C99 compiler check missing: You can check the compiler support for a
flag with just one line.
pkg-config support broken. My understanding is that it is fixed.
>> Others are not applicable to LLVM.
> That might be the case now,
I'm mainly concerned with solving current problems, such as the VC++
> The broken mingw support (as pointed out by Stuart) would already be a
> major showstopper for me (and probably for many others who rely on mingw
> to ease the creation of native Windows ports).
I plan to attack MinGW as soon as VC++ is finished. I found the sh/MSYS
problems and think there are workarounds. Anyways, one of the main
reasons for choosing CMake is that reportedly developers listen to their
users and care about fixing bugs.
> I do understand that you need a solution for MSVC where autoconf et al
> don't help much and cmake makes things much easier. But throwing out the
> current build system in favour of cmake is only a viable option if it
> works (at least) on all platforms supported by LLVM right now, as well
> as it does right now. That remains to be proven. Otherwise you just pass
> the buck from MSVC developers to everyone else.
As already mentioned several times, I don't pretend throwing out the
current build. I want to improve things for VC++ and try to extend this
improvements to the rest of users. You can be assured that your LLVM
build will not fall apart overnight. I don't even have commit rights to
the svn repository.
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