I'm not the only one wishing to stop having to deal with qmake.
I'm really looking forward to the day I can give qmake a rest! And this is a very promising start to get there ...
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- Is there actually a way to do some formatting like <pre> (for indentation) here in these comments ?Feb 18, 2012
- No, but you can trick it with some other types of spaces.Feb 18, 2012
- Hyperspaces ? ;-)Feb 18, 2012
- i think there was some basic formatting support just cant remember where i saw itFeb 19, 2012
- : see the Unicode section starting at U+2000.Feb 19, 2012
- A problem with things like cmake is the way they have frontends (the cmake language) and backends (gnu make) - not at all nice when you are trying to understand a build problem and it's very much harder to implement a lot of useful features which are limited by how the backend works. QML also has the nice property that it's a hierarchical language - when you realise that you need a new level of build configuration (e.g. a file that describes what packages to put on a particular ROM image for example) you can do it without writing a new parser and your new format can act as a container for existing files in a neat way that can "just work".
I see configure checking as a tremendous side issue - there's no need for it to be part of the build system - once a config checking tool has created some sort of config.h.
Trying to be the same or standard or whatever is a total waste of time - build tools are stone-age and need to get a lot better and this is a very good attempt at it.Mar 11, 2012