Unit tests of internal functions
jhutz at cmu.edu
Tue Dec 29 17:49:42 EST 2009
--On Tuesday, December 29, 2009 11:18:44 AM -0500 Greg Hudson
<ghudson at MIT.EDU> wrote:
> * (This is pretty far off topic, but since it came up:) I don't think we
> would get much out of using automake. I am more interested in systems
> such as CMake or SCons which would help us unify our Unix and Windows
> build systems, but I'm not sure if either of them would turn out to be a
> great idea. I also don't see us putting the resources into a build
> system migration at this time; we would benefit more from migrating our
> test suite or version control system.
I like packages that work correctly when I build in a separate object
directory without write access to the source.
I like packages that correctly handle DESTDIR.
Using automake makes it much easier to get those two things right, so I
tend to be happier with packages that use it. However, I agree with Greg;
converting an existing build system that works to automake generally does
not get you much, unless the existing system was _really_ unmaintainable.
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