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On Feb 2, 2008 6:35 PM, Wesley Smith <> wrote:
> > Well, you may not want to do it, but technologically it's the same
> > question.  MSVC --> native Premake is the same problem as MSVC -->
> > everything else.  That's why I think no build tool is likely to
> > provide this capability.  Suggest you apply some regex kung fu to your
> > MSVC projects and call it good.
> That's not entirely true.  It's very possible to run visual studio
> projects from the command line in cygwin, which is what I want to do.
> You just run cl.exe or similar.  The issue is that it requires a ton
> of environment setup and other crap that I would rather not deal with.
>  I was hoping premake already had this.  I'm not asking to translate
> the VS project into a premake script but whether a premake script can
> build using VS' commandline tools.  There's a difference.

CMake is a build system *generator*.  I think Premake is also.  The
generator generates the native build system, then you use that.  You
don't use Premake to run a VS project file, you use the VS project
file that Premake generated for you.

Brandon Van Every