decisions on building infrastructure
Thu, 5 Jun 2003 10:27:22 +0100
> IMHO it is nice to have a build infrastructure that people
> can fall back on if they haven't got anything else, but to
> prescribe anything won't work.
I strongly agree with this. That's the beauty of Isaac's idea (adapted from
python or debian or ...) of putting a script on top of it all. If it's
sitting on top of an fptools make system, you use one version of the script;
if sitting on top of the gtk+hs build system you use a slightly different
version. (In both cases, the script should be fairly trivial because the
makefiles do all the work.)
> Being a 3rd party library author, I am worried. Gtk+HS, for
> example, has a quite sophisticated build system. Adapting
> that to anything else would be quite some work.
This reminds me: can you recommend some make rules for use with c2hs so that I
can add them to the fptools infrastructure.