Adding projects with custom behaviour

Instead of configuring a project using a “clang-build.toml”, you can also use a “” script. This allows you, for example, to generate a version-header based on git tags or to (de-)activate features or targets depending on environment variables.

Script requirements

The “” script, is required to define the following function:

import clang_build

def get_project(directory, environment, parent=None) -> clang_build.project.Project:
    project = clang_build.project.Project("projectname", {}, directory, environment, parent=parent)
    return project

Creating a project

You can default-initialize a project without targets or let clang-build create the project for you, from a folder or from a configuration dict.

from clang_build.project import Project

def get_project(directory, environment, parent=None) -> Project:
    # Empty project:
    project = Project("projectname", {}, directory, environment, parent=parent)
    # Use defaults to initialize from a folder:
    project = Project.from_directory(directory, environment, parent=parent)
    # Use a dictionary:
    project = Project.from_config({}, directory, environment, parent=parent)

Creating targets

A target always belongs to a project, meaning you need to create a project first. Then,

def get_project(directory, environment, parent=None) -> clang_build.project.Project:
    project = #...
    target ="targetname", {}, project)
    return project

Manipulating sources

Both projects and targets may fetch external sources, if a url is provided. The source fetching process can be customised by overriding their get_sources functions.

class CustomSources(
    def get_sources(self):
        # The base class `get_sources` checks if a `url` was specified in
        # the config, in which case it will download the sources
        # Write some sources
        # ...

Note, when generating sources you should use the properties of TargetDescription to place them in the right folder.