4 thoughts on “Evolution of Build Systems

  1. There was also Cons(http://www.dsmit.com/cons/), written in Perl, not very active at the moment and SCons (http://www.scons.org/) this one in Python. A newest build system, again in Python, is waf(http://code.google.com/p/waf/), and one can also mention OMake(http://omake.metaprl.org/index.html) a universal build system written in OCaml. And there are also language specific build systems like those in Perl.

    The ones I’ve run into in the wild are SCons and waf. Well OMake too, but only in Ocaml-related projects

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