[Python-Dev] Evaluated cmake as an autoconf replacement

Neil Hodgson nyamatongwe at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 00:09:21 CEST 2009

Jeffrey Yasskin:

>  1. It can autogenerate the Visual Studio project files instead of
> needing them to be maintained separately

   I have looked at a couple of build tools (scons was probably one)
that generate Visual Studio project files in the past and they
produced fairly poor project files, which would compile the code but
wouldn't be as capable as project files created by hand. Its been a
while so I can't remember the details. The current Python project
files are hierarchical, building several DLLs and an EXE and I think
this was outside the scope of the tools I looked at.


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