From: Daniel Berger on 24 May 2010 21:33
I'm happy to announce the release of mkmf-lite 0.1.0. This is the
initial release of this library.
= What is it?
A very lite version of mkmf. Unlike mkmf it is designed to be a library,
rather than a Makefile generator.
= How do you use it?
# No Makefile generation, no output, just true or false
if have_struct('struct stat', 'st_uid', 'sys/stat.h')
# Do something funky with FFI
= What functions does it offer?
= Ok, but why this instead of just mkmf?
First, mkmf is meant to be used as a Makefile generator, run from the
command line. It is NOT designed to be used as an independent library.
The mkmf-lite library does not generate a Makefile, nor does it create
an mkmf.log file. It does not emit anything to standard output, either.
What it does have are a few handy methods that you can use for C
extensions, FFI libraries, and tests. You can simply mix it into your
class or tests, and use the methods for handy C related construct checks.
= How do I get it?
gem install mkmf-lite