LLVM Drops Its Autoconf Build System
Written by Michael Larabel in LLVM on 26 January 2016 at 06:58 PM EST. 35 Comments
LLVM/Clang is the latest high-profile project to abandon its Autoconf build system.

As of today in the latest LLVM development code it removes the Autoconf build system for LLVM and Clang.

Removing Autoconf support was proposed earlier this month with their CMake build support covering everything handled by Autoconf. There had been talk before of dropping Autoconf in favor of having CMake as LLVM's lone build system while today that goal was finally realized.

With LLVM 3.8 already having been branched, this CMake-only support goes into effect with LLVM 3.9 due out later in the year.

While on the matter of build systems, what's your favorite build system these days? Share with us your favorite by commenting on this article in the forums.
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