[rust-dev] [ANN] Initial Alpha of Cargo

Huon Wilson dbau.pp at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 04:05:50 PDT 2014


On 24/06/14 20:41, György Andrasek wrote:
> The FAQ says:
>
> > Our solution: Cargo allows a package to specify a script to run 
> before invoking |rustc|. We plan to add support for platform-specific 
> configuration, so you can use |make| on Linux and |cmake| on BSD, for 
> example.
>
> Just to make it perfectly clear, this will force a Cygwin dependency 
> on cargo in practice. One popular package using autotools is enough to 
> make it mandatory. Is this a conscious tradeoff?

Just to be clear: what's the trade-off here? That is, what is the 
alternative: not supporting running external scripts at all?


Huon


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