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Re: [RFC PATCH 0/3] Automatically convert configure options to meson bui

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 0/3] Automatically convert configure options to meson build options
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 12:27:59 +0200
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On 14/09/20 11:57, Stefan Hajnoczi wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 12:05:31PM +0200, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
>> - because we parse command-line options before meson is available,
>> the introspection output is stored in the source tree.  The output
>> is slightly modified using the "jq" tool in order to ensure that it's
>> stable and that modifications to meson_buildoptions.txt do not cause
>> horrible conflicts.  This is the main reason for the unattractive
>> diffstat (the number of JSON lines added is higher than the number
>> of configure lines removed, though of course the latter are code
>> that must be maintained manually and the former is not).
> Does this add a build dependency on jq? Is it possible to use a Python
> script or even a command-line one-liner instead?

No, only developers need jq and only if they add configure options.
Using Python would certainly be possible, though probably it wouldn't be
a one-liner as for jq.


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