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I've used many build systems. Autotools has advantages, but ease of
use is absolutely rotten. Much better luck with scons or CMake.

If you make the build one file, you do not need a build system, just a
build command. That should be easy enough to manage across platforms.


On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 7:58 AM, Ralph Hempel <> wrote:
> On 03/22/2011 09:01 AM, Rob Kendrick wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 01:56:32PM +0100, Henning Diedrich wrote:
>>> On 3/22/11 1:44 PM, Rob Kendrick wrote:
>>>> Not everybody in the world is using x86 or AMD64.  It's still import for
>>>> other platforms where Lua is used (ARM, for example.)
>>> But do users ever compile it themselves on ARM? Or isn't that always
>>> higher up with specialist in the consumption chain?
>> I routinely build it on ARM.  Why should ARM, MIPS, SPARC, SH-4, x86 or
>> any other architecture user be forced to change the Makefile?
> I routinely build on ARM as well as for linux and linux-mingw32
> and only use the supplied makefile as a guide.
> For embedded applications, I sometimes need to compile different source
> modules with different options, so the supplied makefiles don't always
> work for me anyways.
> I guess that I'm saying any changes made in the standard makefiles
> don't really affect my build system for Lua...
> Ralph

Michael Gogins
Irreducible Productions
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