Reusable build automation in the spirit of the world’s second most successful plumber.

This project provides 100% reusable cmake scaffolding that can be used for nested/flat C/C++ projects (even mixing the two), and provides resuable build “plumbing” that can be transferred without modification between projects. I created this project because:

  • No existing C/C++ build system supported automatic file discovery like make.

  • No existing C/C++ build system provided 100% reusability across projects (assuming some conventions for file naming, directory layout, etc.). I found myself frequently copying and pasting CmakeLists.txt (or whatever the tol’s configuration was )between projects, as I added and when I find a new flag I want to add, or a new static analysis checker, etc., I would have to go and add it to EVERY project.

  • No existing C/C++ build systems supported doing things like running one or more static analyzers on a repository, formatting the repository, building and running tests, etc. Using make check, make format, or make tests, or other simple cmdline syntax.

John Harwell
John Harwell

My research interests include multi-agent modeling and behaviors, swarm intelligence, bio-inspired algorithms and multi-robot systems, and computational optimization.