[rust-dev] RFC: Future of the Build System

George Makrydakis irrequietus at gmail.com
Wed Jan 15 02:18:55 PST 2014


+1, even more than that.

Corey Richardson <corey at octayn.net> wrote:
>On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 6:54 PM, Lee Braiden <leebraid at gmail.com>
>wrote:
>> On 14/01/14 23:43, Corey Richardson wrote:
>>>
>>> This thread is deviating from its purpose. The idea isn't to hash
>out a
>>> generic build system for all of Rust, merely for the compiler +
>stdlib.
>>
>>
>> I think it naturally progressed, because some people wanted to
>discuss a
>> more generic solution.
>>
>> But fair enough... if the only goal is to build rust, I've very
>little
>> preference, except to say:
>>
>
>I don't mean to squash discussion. I think the build system the wider
>ecosystem uses is important. But that can happen in another thread;
>this RFC is unrelated and has a much narrow scope and wider set of
>requirements.
>
>From the thread I it seems we want a custom solution, in Rust, that
>plugs into something like Ninja. I think our dep management is simple
>enough that this can work very well. (In particular, we don't have the
>madness of header deps + each file being a compilation unit)
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