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SR D

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Oct 21, 2021, 1:45:48 PMOct 21
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I would like to make use of capnproto in an autotools project and wondering if anyone has any references or examples as to how to do basic compiling with a Makefile.am. Especially w.r.t. the cmake equivalent of capnp_generate_cpp().

Any help appreciated.





Kenton Varda

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Oct 21, 2021, 2:02:05 PMOct 21
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On Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 12:45 PM SR D <software.resea...@gmail.com> wrote:
I would like to make use of capnproto in an autotools project and wondering if anyone has any references or examples as to how to do basic compiling with a Makefile.am. Especially w.r.t. the cmake equivalent of capnp_generate_cpp().

Any help appreciated.





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SR D

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Oct 21, 2021, 2:58:04 PMOct 21
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Hi Kenton,

I don't have an issue with setting up and building libraries and linking my own programs to external libs like capnproto using Autotools. My problem is that, I have a test.capnp file and I don't know how to call/run the capnp tool via a Makefile.am to produce the *.capnp.h and *.capnp.c++ files.

Or did I miss your point in understanding that this would happen by nesting packages?

Kenton Varda

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Oct 21, 2021, 3:06:43 PMOct 21
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Once the capnp subproject build is done, you should be able to invoke the `capnp` compiler straight from the subproject location. I think you'd have to write a raw make rule that invokes the compiler. You can see how Cap'n Proto's own build does this here:


-Kenton

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