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README.md

Cook — A Modern Build System

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❄️ Development is paused for now but may be resumed in the future.

This software is currently in alpha and not ready for production use.

❤️ Contributions to this project are very welcome!

Overview

Cook is an extensible, dynamic, parallel and cross-platform build system. It is based on the concept that writing build definitions should be as powerful and easy as possible, which is why everything in Python. While many other systems may be slightly faster in benchmarks, we believe that, at least for most projects, these differences do not outweigh the advantages you get by using a more powerful system.

Example

Using the built-in rules is straightforward. You just import the corresponding module and call the supplied rule. This is all you need to get a working build going. The following example will automatically work on any supported platform.

from cook import cpp

cpp.executable(
    sources=['main.cpp'],
    destination='main'
)

Executing this script will build an executable using the correct platform-specific details. For example, the output is either named main or main.exe depending on the operating system.

$ ls
BUILD.py  main.cpp  main.h
$ cook
[  0%] Compile main.cpp
[ 50%] Link build/main
[100%] Done.
$ ls build/
main

You can also easily create your own rules. Upon calling, they are executed until the required information is passed back to the system using yield core.publish(...). Everything after that is executed shortly after if the system decides it is necessary to do so.

from cook import core

@core.rule
def replace(source, destination, mapping):
    source = core.resolve(source)
    destination = core.build(destination)

    yield core.publish(
        inputs=[source],
        message='Generating {}'.format(destination),
        outputs=[destination],
        check=mapping
    )

    with open(source) as file:
        content = file.read()
    for key, value in mapping.items():
        content = content.replace(key, value)
    with open(destination, 'w') as file:
        file.write(content)

Please look at the documentation if you want to know more.

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