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Discussion on: Autotools vs Cmake

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Damir Franusic Author

I am currently reading Cmake documentation and It will take some time to convert from autotools, but everything seems logical enough. It isn't all that bad like I assumed it would be. I currently have 50 lines in CMakeLists.txt, compared to combined 200 lines of configure.ac and Makefile.am.

The only thing that I am actively avoiding is cross compiling with Cmake. With autotools it's very simple; configure --host and off you go.