|Re: [cdt-dev] Summit Agenda - Build System questions|
Just curious: What about the standard make?
Is it kept?!
Any ideas for incremental build support, e.g. calling "make resource.o" when it is saved instead of calling the incremental make target?
This is a prime example of the kind of feature which is hard to do in a generic way in order to support command line builders. How do we know what target to actually build? On some platforms it will be .o by convention, on others, .obj. In theory, especially with a standard makefile where the user is able to specify whatever naming scheme they wish, there is no real way to know what the right answer is.
For building and cleaning selected files, we were more or less forced to rely on the internal builder, because it knows what outputs are derived from which inputs. We can then ask it to execute all build steps required to build the targeted file.
Team Lead, IBM CDT Team