Re: genmake.scm

From: Erick Gallesio <>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 17:18:37 +0200 (CEST)

Shiro Kawai writes:
> Inspired by Perl's extension mechanism, I modified stk-genmake
> to be a module to ease distribution and installation of STk
> extensions.
> The basic ides is that the extension writer provides a small file
> called Makefile.scm, which contains lines like these:
> (require "genmake")
> (generate-makefile :target-scm "extension.scm"
> :target-so "extention")
> To compile and install the extension, you will do
> stk Makefile.scm
> make
> make install
> At least it helps me to install my own code on different
> platforms. But I wonder if you think it's useful, or
> if there is already mechanisms something like this.

Of course this code is useful. I plan to integrate it in future
releases, but what we probably need is a tool similar to the
gtk-config tool which allows you to grab various informations
when the system was compiled. This is on my TODO list.

                -- Erick
Received on Mon Oct 11 1999 - 22:42:02 CEST

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