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07 Sep 2001 16:58 sfink

Re: Looking for volunteers for Conversion from Makefiles to Conscripts

> Conversion of programs that build Makefiles to be modified to generate
> Cons scripts instead is also strongly encouraged.
> The classic ones that come to mind are:
>
> configure (or even autoconf)

configure doesn't generate Makefiles. That's the most common target, but it still has to be explicitly listed in configure.in. configure merely replaces @VAR@ in somefile.in to produce somefile, for every 'somefile' listed in AC_OUTPUT.

26 Aug 2000 22:51 rvgnu

Looking for volunteers for Conversion from Makefiles to Conscripts
We are looking for volunteers to convert some popular programs to build with Cons.


If anyone has any ideas, or converted packages, I'd be
glad to put them up on the cons web site for all to see and
use.


Some of the targets that come to mind are:

Optional Perl packages (like CGI, CGI::Lite) that use the
perl Makefile.PL -> Makefile -> make
to have a set of cons scripts be generated, instead.

Some programs (like Emacs, or for that matter most GNU programs) that require the use of the configure script. If we can convert a couple of those, then we should be able to make a powerful case for cons.

Conversion of programs that build Makefiles to be modified to generate Cons scripts instead is also strongly encouraged.
The classic ones that come to mind are:

configure (or even autoconf)
A major win would be having Larry Wall's famous `Configure' script for perl generate Cons scripts (if, of course, perl already exists on the machine where we are attempting to build perl.)


Feel free to contact me with any ideas that you might have in this area.

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