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

Diggory Hardy lists at dhardy.name
Tue Jun 24 09:15:11 PDT 2014

Using Go (or Python or whatever) for this implies either the build system needs to include compiled 
binaries (not good) or the system doing the build needs to have a Go (or xyz) interpreter installed. So 
cross-platform build configurations will require an external dependency (or writing separate scripts 
for each target platform) if external scripts are used.

On Tuesday 24 Jun 2014 16:56:31 John Mija wrote:
> El 24/06/14 12:05, Huon Wilson escribió:
> > 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?
> You don't need a Cygwin dependency if you use Go for this task.
> It's a simple language, multi-platform and with binary distribution for
> systems most used (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux).
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