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WHY is cmake such a total shitstain?

Nothing about it works. literally nothing. I can't even make it run a script and do probably the single most fundamental notion of what it means to run a script, which is display its fucking output.

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  • 4
    If you want help. Maybe posting a pastebin and describing in detail what you want to achieve would be a great start...
  • 8
    Just use make.
    Seriously.
  • 6
    @Root Just Make it work
  • 1
    @alexbrooklyn Groan. 🙁
  • 1
    That's the question, isn't it? It's not just a matter of figuring out how to make CMake do it's job.

    The burning question is why? Why did they make such a complex, idiosyncratic, barely functional build system, and how did it ever become so popular?
  • 2
    Fuck cmake, just use make, seriously.
  • 1
    Cut the hyperboly if you don’t know how to use it.
  • 3
    @aviophile It's not hyperbole, cmake is the definition of feature-creep.
  • 0
    I would tag FrodoSwaggins, but I don’t want to add to his stress by reminding him of his cmake nightmares. 🙁
  • 0
    @Root I love stressing people out!

    @FrodoSwaggins
  • 0
    @PrivateGER definitely agree with that. But besides that, i only had smaller problems, that always could be solved pretty quickly.

    But i also have to admit, that i never needed to execute scripts while building my stuff.

    @dc443 what did you try so far?
  • 0
    @halfflat cannot answer that.

    But most of the time you'll have to use stuff for a certain reason.

    And maybe I can help resolving the issue at hand. Doesn't change the fact that CMake is a brittle fucked up system and abstraction whore, yes.
  • 0
    yeah, just use Make, seriously
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