Re: [dev] [ANN] samurai: ninja-compatible build tool

From: Silvan Jegen <>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:05:58 +0200

On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 8:57 AM, Michael Forney <> wrote:
> On 7/25/17, Silvan Jegen <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 7:32 AM, Michael Forney <>
>>> Even if you don't care for ninja, it does seem to be gaining
>>> popularity, and I've noticed several projects start switching from
>>> autotools to meson (which outputs ninja), so I thought it would be
>>> good to have a small C implementation. It was also a fun project.
>> I have seen that some of the Wayland projects I care about are working
>> on switching to meson but I did not know that it uses ninja under the
>> hood.
>> Since you seem to have plenty of experience with ninja, do you think
>> it has any advantages over using a Makefile containing 20-50 lines of
>> code?
> No, not at all. Definitely use a Makefile for that case.

That's what I suspected. Not sure it's desirable to ever work on a
codebase big enough to require a build system which uses ninja under
the hood. If I find myself in such a position I will turn to samurai

Thanks for the info!
Received on Wed Jul 26 2017 - 09:05:58 CEST

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