Custom Build Systems
In truth, buildc (See: Define and Run Builds With buildc and
buildc – Command Line Build System Interface) is a thin wrapper around the underlying build
system library. It performs the following functions:
- Optionally converts the buildc specification into a Makefile (work to
generate ninja files is forthcoming.)
- Imports strings (for substitution) and the function dictionary
for Python-based build jobs.
- Processes user input, in combination with sensible defaults, and
passes this onto the build system library in system.py.
Depending on the current system you’re using, you may find that
foregoing buildc itself in favor of wrapping system.py
directly may be more efficient. This would permit:
- defining build specifications using generator functions and passing
these, with functions directly into build systems. You will need to
define your own set of user-interface functions.
- easier integration with existing build infrastructure.
- better embedding of build-cloth components into your existing
In a future release this tutorial will include more through
examples and instructions for building a custom build system.