Using Rake to build C++


#1

I’m making myself a build environment and found this Rake thingy that
seemed just to good to pass upon. But since I don’t know any Ruby I’m
struggling a bit.

I’m making a couple of tasks to compile and link C++ code and it seems
like I’ve misunderstood the file task somewhat. In the example code
below, the compilation and linking is never run, what am I doing wrong?

cppTasks.rb:
def compileTask inclDirs, flags
inclDirs = inclDirs.collect { |dir| ‘-I’ + dir }
inclDirs = inclDirs.join(’ ‘)
flags = flags.join(’ ')

SRC_FILES.each do |srcFile|
objFile = File.join(OBJ_DIR, srcFile.pathmap("%f").ext(‘o’))
file objFile => [srcFile] do
sh “g++ #{inclDirs} #{flags} -c #{srcFile} -o #{objFile}”
end
end
end

def linkTask libDirs, libs, flags, target
libDirs = libDirs.collect { |dir| ‘-L’ + dir}
libs = libs.collect { |lib| ‘-l’ + (lib[/lib(.+)./, 1])}

flags = flags + ((File.extname(target) == ‘.so’) ? [’-shared’] :
[’-c’])

libDirs = libDirs.join(’ ‘)
libs = libs.join(’ ‘)
flags = flags.join(’ ')

targetFile = File.join(BUILD_DIR, target)

file targetFile => OBJ_FILES do
objFiles = OBJ_FILES.collect { |objFile| objFile + ’ ’ }
sh “g++ #{libDirs} #{libs} #{flags} #{objFiles} -o #{targetFile}”
end
end

Cheers,
Magnus


#2

Oh, another thing while I’m at it. Is there any way to “export”
variables defined in one task to make them visible in other task?
Similar to “antcall”
(http://ant.apache.org/manual/CoreTasks/antcall.html) with the flag
inheritAll.

I’m having problems with dependencies between variables and I would like
to have a little more control over when they are assigned instead of
just at the moment when they are imported.


#3

On 6/5/07, Magnus F. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

def compileTask inclDirs, flags
end
flags = flags.join(’ ')

targetFile = File.join(BUILD_DIR, target)

file targetFile => OBJ_FILES do
objFiles = OBJ_FILES.collect { |objFile| objFile + ’ ’ }
sh “g++ #{libDirs} #{libs} #{flags} #{objFiles} -o #{targetFile}”
end
end

Any luck on your own yet?

Take a look at the Rake examples:
http://docs.rubyrake.org/read/chapter/1#page3
http://docs.rubyrake.org/read/chapter/9#page31

You need to make TASKs and FILEs, not just functions,
although each task and file declaration can call functions.

The tutorial is very good and shows a C example.

Les