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SCons is an Open Source software construction tool—that is, a next-generation build tool.

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  • Tired of Makefiles
    Has anyone tried SCONS? Came across someone using it in a place where I worked earlier. Python-based make-like tool. - Source: Hacker News / about 1 month ago
  • Show HN: Jeeves – A Pythonic Alternative to GNU Make
    The most comprehensive make alternative in python I've seen is Scons ( It would be worth to see how they tackles some of the challenges you're looking into. Blurb from the website: SCons is an Open Source software construction tool. Think of SCons as an improved, cross-platform substitute for the classic Make utility with integrated functionality similar to autoconf/automake and compiler caches... - Source: Hacker News / 8 months ago
  • Taskfile: A Modern Alternative to Makefile
    Https:// It has cache facility to speed up re-builds. - Source: Hacker News / 11 months ago
  • What was used to build C++ programs before Cmake?
    SCons never got popular enough to escape the niches it grew up in. Source: 12 months ago
  • Is it possible to dynamically introduce nodes inside the project
    I literally do almost this exact thing with the game im working on. Situation is: im the programmer, working with an artist who cant code (and im not going to make them edit json on an ipad lmao) so I have a google drive spreadsheet where they put metadata for the items they make. I have a script that uses rclone to copy this down as a csv, along with the image assets. Then I wrote a python extension for scons... Source: about 1 year ago
  • How do i get started with GD Extension?
    It's a build tool, like cmake. you have to install it. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Alternatives to Makefile for Python
    No one has mentioned an old yet still maintained product scons Source: over 1 year ago
  • [2022] [C] Flipper Zero (STM32, ~100KB RAM available) - ALL 25 days
    They even made it trivial to compile stuff by providing a complete toolchain that gets automatically installed (when you run their scons-based 'Flipper Build Tool' from the main firmware repo). Source: over 1 year ago
  • Straightforward Makefile Tutorial that bring together best practices once and for all.
    Another poster pointed out that I missed the point of your last paragraph, so I wanted to reply again and say that it sounds as though you’re asking for something like SCons, which I’ve been meaning to try since forever. Source: over 1 year ago
  • creating a makefile
    I would recommend looking in to a more convenient build system such as: - CMake - scons Source: about 2 years ago
  • What advantage do I get if I use a build system?
    Heres and example Source: over 2 years ago
  • what's the hate for CMake all about? Is CMake really that bad?
    Christ! Don't let these folks here you! They will be mind blown by your lack of imagination! Shhhhh. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Python as a build tool
    SCons configuration files python Source: over 2 years ago
  • Know a good and straight forward makefile generator for C++
    Have a look at scons. It's great. For smaller projects it will automatically do what you want. For larger projects, your make script is Python, which makes things much easier. Source: about 3 years ago
  • Looking Beyond Nox
    So far, I've looked, relatively superficially, at Ninja, doit, Bazel, and SCons. It looks to me like Ninja and doit won't handle the third point above without requiring something really strange, and if Bazel or SCons documents things one way or the other, I haven't found it yet. - Source: / about 3 years ago

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