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- Subject: Re: Premake vs. CMake
- From: "Brandon Van Every" <bvanevery@...>
- Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2008 19:17:46 -0500
On Feb 2, 2008 6:35 PM, Wesley Smith <email@example.com> 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