"Makefiles, the cryptic enigmas of the coding world - their syntax, an unruly beast that challenges even the bravest developers! But fear not, for with CMake's elegance, we banish the ugliness and unlock the gates to a world of clean, readable build scripts, making development a delightful breeze." - ChatGPT
Don't get me wrong, Make remains a powerful and well-suited build system, particularly for single-language projects. However, why go through the trouble of writing
Makefile manually when you can simply generate them?
Welcome back, fellow Embedded Wizards!! 🧙
In our earlier blog post about Makefiles, we delved into the fundamental syntax and structure of a Makefile and how it deals with dependency management. Now, we shift our attention to examining the limitations of the
make build system and explore how we can improve it by integrating
cmake. To demonstrate, let's revisit the calculator example and highlight how
CMake can enhance the efficiency of the build process.