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Re: [DRAFT PATCH 000/143] Meson integration for 5.2

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [DRAFT PATCH 000/143] Meson integration for 5.2
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2020 15:02:05 +0100

On Fri, 7 Aug 2020 at 14:55, Markus Armbruster <armbru@redhat.com> wrote:
> I'm notoriously conservative in my choice of tools, and GNU Make is a
> much better tool than some people give it credit for, but I've long felt
> we've pushed it beyond its limits.

The thing is, it feels somewhat like we're already pushing Meson beyond
*its* limits instead... (it can't do everything we want it to, we've
already had to get at least one new feature added upstream for our benefit,
and in other places we're having to change our existing conventions
to placate Meson). This would be an easier sell if it was "this is all
straightforward and Meson has all the functionality we need".

I admit that I'm partly feeling a bit more conservative about tooling
right now because we just switched the docs to Sphinx and Sphinx has
turned out to have some annoying problems we didn't foresee. So taking
another tool from the Python universe isn't hugely appealing.

(This is not a 'nak'; I'm just expressing my unease.)

-- PMM

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