I also worked on a similar prototype, and I think this should be discussed
further and set as a long-term goal for CMake.
The conclusions from the last time this came up were (from the top of my
Lua is the language that should be used, since it is easy to embed on all
the platforms CMake supports. All arguments about language X being better
than language Y do not matter, since all other languages do not answer to
the constraints that are CMake's, which are, as I understand them:
- being embeddable so as to not depend on the user to install something else
- support for lots of various platforms (e.g. ARM)
This needs refactoring in CMake core that are ongoing (and some of this is
also needed for the cmake server if I understand correctly) but far from
The biggest problem I see is that there is no official stance from Kitware
on this subject.
Le mer. 11 janv. 2017 à 23:52, Shmuel H, <shmuelhcm...@gmail.com> a écrit :
> First of all, I have been using CMake for a few years now, it is awesome
> tool, thank you.
> The only problem I currently have with CMake is its language, which has
> not really intended to be one. After reading a few endless discussions
> about this topic, I decided to give it a try and do something practical.
> My current design is using Python as an extension for the regular
> CMakeLists.txt files: if there is a CMakeLists.py file, it would be loaded.
> It should not be too hard to maintain, the current API design uses only
> 1-3 function that should be implemented in cmake.
> For more information, see the [closed] merge request #389
> I would be happy to hear your opinion about this idea.
> Best regards,
> Shmuel H.
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