Bam is a fast and flexible build system. Bam uses Lua to describe the build process. It's takes its inspiration for the script files from scons. While scons focuses on being 100% correct when building, bam makes a few sacrifices to acquire fast full and incremental build times.
C Lua C++ Python Batchfile Shell Makefile
Latest commit a23a89d Oct 29, 2016 Magnus Auvinen Magnus Auvinen Release v0.5.1


Bam is a build system with the focus on being having fast build times and flexiable build scripts. Instead of having a custom language it uses Lua to describe the build steps. It's written in clean C and is distrubuted under the liberal zlib licence. Available on many platforms including but not limited to Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

Quick Taste

This section is a short introduction to bam and is designed to get you started quickly.

1: settings = NewSettings()
3: source = Collect("src/*.c")
5: objects = Compile(settings, source)
4: exe = Link(settings, "my_app", objects)

Line 1 creates a new settings object. This contains all the settings on how to compile, link etc.

Line 2 sets a define to be used during compliation.

Line 3 gathers all the files under the src/ directory which has .c as extention. Collect returns a table of strings which are the files.

Line 4 compiles the source using the specified settings and returns a table of the object files.

Line 5 links the object files to an executable named "my_app", using the specified settings.

Getting it

bam is distributed as source only and downloads can be found at