Re: [dev] [OFFTOPIC] Recommended meta-build system

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:14:16 +0000

2010/1/26 pancake <>:
> On Jan 26, 2010, at 8:10 AM, Daniel Bainton <> wrote:
>> 2010/1/25 pancake <>:
>>> I have been using make(1) and acr(1) for most of my projects for a long
>>> while
>> acr seems to have the OS guessing quite bad. It checks if uname is the
>> GNU version and then adds -gnu to the system type if it is? What if
>> the system is a uClibc based one that uses the GNU version of uname?
>> gcc -dumpmachine would be a better way IMO (though probably not the
>> best anyway, atleast if the system has some other compiler than gcc..)
> It cannot depend on gcc. What about crosscompiling? What about non-C
> projects?
> That string is just orientative imho. So i simplified the algorithm to
> handle most common situations.
> The code in autoconf that do this is really painful. And i dont really get
> the point of having a moré accurate and complex host string resolution.
> Do you have any other proposal to enhace it? With --target, --host and
> --build you can change the default string.

What about the good old way of providing one master makefile for each
platform instead of these scripts that are doomed to fail anyways
sooner or later?

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