[Python-Dev] Evaluated cmake as an autoconf replacement

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Apr 8 00:43:05 CEST 2009

David Cournapeau wrote:
> Having a full
> fledged language for complex builds is nice, I think most familiar
> with complex makefiles would agree with this.

Yes, people will still need general computation in their
build process from time to time whether the build tool
they're using supports it or not. And if it doesn't,
they'll resort to some ungodly mash such as Makefile+
shell+m4. Python has got to be a better choice than that.


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