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Re: call for help/crazy idea: nmake support

From: 'Ralf Wildenhues'
Subject: Re: call for help/crazy idea: nmake support
Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2010 08:33:11 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2010-04-22)

* David Byron wrote on Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 10:41:29PM CEST:
> If someone is running
> autotools (or even a generated configure script) on windows, I think we can
> assume they've either got cygwin or msys which implies access to make.

OK, so what if they are not actually running configure (or would not
actually need to)?
Presumably automake could produce a ready nmake file (or forbid, a
vcproj) in at least simple cases?

> > Or is a better alternative to follow the path we have
> > taken with Libtool (finally getting MSVC support in) also
> > in Automake, with Peter's patches and more?
> I like this approach much better.  All the hand-maintained versions of cccl
> would finally disappear.

I'm not trying to shoot down this approach at all, BTW.
On the contrary.


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