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- Subject: Re: [ANN] Bou - a Lua-based Build System
- From: "Brandon Van Every" <bvanevery@...>
- Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 06:46:10 -0500
On Feb 9, 2008 6:32 AM, Taco Hoekwater <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Have you had trouble building trivial C/C++ programs in CMake?
> I guess the answer is no, but I could not get anything running
> except for the supplied examples, so I am not so sure that
> actually counts.
Did you have a tangible goal you were trying to reach? Like, "I must
port this software to a new platform?" Or were you just trying CMake
out? If you didn't really have to do anything with CMake, that's a
very different learning situation than when you're in "do or die"
mode. I definitely think CMake is sub-optimal for keeping people's
interest if they're merely exploring. I think CMake is pretty good if
you're actually required by your boss to spit the build out by
> Anyway, I did not want to attack CMake: I simply wanted to point
> out that it is *not* the "right tool for everything"(tm). There
> is a place for Bou c.s., whether you find them a waste of time,
> or not.
It is true that I have an under-appreciation for exploratory software.
For instance, I tend to forget about the pedagogical function.
Brandon Van Every