Archive for July 21st, 2008

SCons Rant

Why oh why is it that there is no sane cross-platform build system out there?

If it weren’t for a few (recent and not so recent) experiences, I’d gladly answer this all-too-common question with “but there is, and it’s called SCons“.

Now don’t get me wrong, SCons is still a world better than others I’ve been using — make, imake/xmkmf, autotools, every custom build system used at every company I’ve worked at, including some I myself helped improve. But it still has a couple of glaring misfeatures…

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