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From Peter Kovacs <>
Subject Re: Meson: yet another build system
Date Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:46:36 GMT

On 05.12.2016 17:32, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
>> Objective C? Yacc? Cygwin? Custom compiler flags to disable C++ 
>> exception
>> handling, build some files with optimizations disabled?
>> Our build systems are not our biggest problem. Meson, or SCons, or 
>> others,
>> could be good if we were starting a new project. We aren't. We are
>> maintaining one we poorly understand.
> I agree the build system is not our biggest problem.
My build Problems are substantial. It blocks all other activities I want 
to do.
>> Porting to Meson will not be any easier than porting to gbuild. Writing
>> gbuild code becomes easy with practice. *Understanding* dmake / 
>> build.lst /
>> d.lst is hard...
> So you are now a fan of gbuild? ;).
> Moving python would be a huge step forward towards getting rid of dmake
> as it seems to be required for any alternative build system (other 
> than gbuild which of course would require it to build with gbuild 
> anyways).
What do you mean by this?

All the best

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