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Pure-Python build ochestrator using CMake or Meson to configure+build via a single simple command.

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A pure Python program that makes building a large, complicated project using CMake or Meson just a single, simple command.



  • Python ≥ 3.6
  • CMake ≥ 3.14 or Meson+Ninja
pip install buildmc

or to use latest development code

git clone

cd buildmc

pip install -e .


buildMC makes switching between compilers trivial. Also, building on native Windows and Windows Subsystem for Linux is detected and handled--the CMake or Meson cache is wiped to allow clean rebuild when switching without fuss.


Say you want to ensure a project builds with each of Visual Studio, GNU/GCC, Intel and Clang. This can be easily done by typing in the top-level of the project directory:

buildmc msvc

buildmc gnu

buildmc intel

buildmc clang

Each command independently builds and runs the user-configured tests using CMake or Meson. When switching between Windows and Linux (using WSL from Windows) buildMC detects the OS switch and wipes the build cache and rebuilds as needed.

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