[Python-Dev] Evaluated cmake as an autoconf replacement

Alexander Neundorf alex.neundorf at kitware.com
Mon Mar 30 20:16:06 CEST 2009

On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 8:04 PM, David Cournapeau <cournape at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 2:37 AM, Alexander Neundorf
> <alex.neundorf at kitware.com> wrote:
>> Not sure I understand.
>> Having a project which builds (shared) libraries and executables which
>> use them (and which maybe have to be executed later on during the
>> build) is no problem for CMake, also with the VisualStudio projects.
>> >From what I remember when I wrote the CMake files for python it was
>> quite straight forward.
> I think Christian meant that since on windows, those are built with
> visual studio project files, but everywhere else, it is built with
> distutils, you can't use a common system without first converting
> everything to cmake for all the other platforms.

Can you please explain ? What is "those" ?

> Also, when converting a project from one build system to another,
> doing the 80 % takes 20 % in my experience.

Getting it working took me like 2 days, if that's 20% it's not too bad ;-)

> The most time consuming
> part is all small the details on not so common platforms.



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