A delicious build tool with a obvious syntax.

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🍰 Cake

Cake is a simple, Rustic build tool, which is configured through the advanced macro system of Rust, making it very flexible and expressive.

Features & advantages

  1. A sane and obvious syntax.
  2. Fast parallel builds through work-stealing.
  3. Ahead of time compilation.
  4. Efficient dependency resolution.

An example

extern crate cake;

build! {
    start(sodium, libstd) => cmd!("ls"; in "src"),
    sodium(libstd, libextra) => println!("yay"),
    libstd() => println!("libstd"),
    libextra(run) => cmd!("ls"; where LAL = "2"),
    run() => println!("check"),

The syntax

The build is declared through the build! macro, which, when invoked, expands to the main function. The build! macro takes a block, containing a match like syntax:

recipe(dependencies...) => instructions

The first denotes the name of the build recipe. dependencies, delimited by () and splited by commas, denotes what build recipe this recipe depends on, i.e., requires to build.

A recipe can be failed by returning Err(()), e.g. using try!() on a result.

For the extra helper macros, see the rendered docs.