[Networkit] Build system discussion: Using CMake instead of SCons
michael.hamann at kit.edu
Mon May 8 17:37:35 CEST 2017
On 08.05.2017 16:02, Matteo Riondato wrote:
>> On May 8, 2017, at 9:35 AM, Moritz von Looz <moritz.looz-corswarem at kit.edu> wrote:
>> CMake seems like a good candidate due to its wide availability and active development.
>> What is your take on this?
I'm also in favor of switching.
One point against switching I would like to add: Currently we do not
need to manually update a list of files that should be compiled. While
this is possible with CMake, it is not well supported (see e.g. ).
Therefore, we will need to start maintaining manual lists of files.
Ideally, this list should not be in one place but distributed across the
different modules in order to avoid merge conflicts.
However, there is also another reason for switching: Using CMake we also
get a lot better support from IDEs and other tools out of the box. IDEs
like CLion or Qt Creator support CMake as a build system. Further, CMake
can also export compiler commands that can be used by different tools
that are part of Clang/LLVM (see e.g. ).
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