[RFC PATCH 0/8] Meson build system

Pekka Paalanen ppaalanen at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 10:18:13 UTC 2016

On Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:54:11 +0100 (CET)
Jan Engelhardt <jengelh at inai.de> wrote:

> That is where modern build systems could improve on. But instead they
> throw *everything* overboard, even though Makefile.am is reusable:
> minus custom rules, it is just a set of key-value pairs and
> lazy-evaluated variables.


if we look at that in context of Wayland, every project will have
custom rules for generating sources with wayland-scanner. Often, to
save typing, they are written in a very complicated way as pattern
rules or similar.

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