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Make Building C as Simple as Pie

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Make Building C as Simple as Pie

Mekpie is an opinionated build system for small scale C projects. The core premise of Mekpie is that you should not be spending time worrying about Make files, compiler arguments, or build times, when working on a small C projects. By enforcing a simple directory structure and always providing a clean build, Mekpie saves you time and effort. For added convenience Mekpie takes notes from tools like Rust's cargo and Node's npm and provides options for building, running, cleaning, and testing your current project.

Mekpie is a small scale project and is not supposed to replace tools like CMake or provide any sort of package management capabilities. Use Mekpie when the alternative is a shoddy Make file or manually compiling.

Currently Mekpie supports the gcc, clang, avr-gcc, and emscripten compilers, as well as allows users to write custom compiler configurations.

Installing

Mekpie is a python package. Use pip to install it!

$ pip install mekpie

Getting Started

Create a new project by running mekpie new. Mekpie will walk you through the configuration

$ mekpie new "project-name"
┌ Configuring mekpie...
│ Please provide a name for your project (default project-name):
│ Selected project-name.
│ Mekpie supports the following c compilers, please select one (compilers must be installed seperately):
│     - gcc_clang   for use with the gcc or clang compiler
│     - emscripten  for use with the emscripten c to js compiler
│     - avr_gcc     for use with avr-gcc and avrdude
│ Please select a cc (default gcc_clang):
│ Selected gcc_clang.
│ ┌ Configuring gcc_clang...
│ │ Please select a compiler command (default cc):
│ │ Selected cc.
│ │ Please select a debug command (default lldb):
│ │ Selected lldb.
│ └ gcc_clang configured!
└ mekpie configured!
project-name created successfully!

Then navigate to the project directory and run

$ mekpie run
Project succesfully cleaned.
Project succesfully built. (0.060s)
Hello, World!

That's it!

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Contact

Feel free to send be bug reports or feature requests. If you are interested in my other work, checkout my website.

Email ejrbuss@gmail.com

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