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How to read a make file in python

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How to read/load the cmake file in python and access its elements. I have a scenario, where i need to load the make file and access its elements. I have tried reading the make file as text file and parsing it,but its not the ideal solution. Please let me know how to load the .mk file and access its elements in python.

posted Jul 22, 2013 by anonymous

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First, just what do you mean by "make file"? You refer to cmake, make, and .mk in three places in your message. How about a link to the actual tool you're interested in? And a brief list of the other tools you're
using it with.

Is this it?
http://www.cmake.org/

Once we're talking about the same tool, then the question is what "elements" are you interested in? If your cmake is anything like the traditional make program, the format is deceptively simple, and enormously complex in usage.

But I suspect that your cmake has very little to do with Unix make tools. The cmake that I gave the link for uses a CMakeLists file, which looks nothing like a makefile.

answer Jul 23, 2013 by anonymous
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Take a look at pymake:

"make.py (and the pymake modules that support it) are an implementation of the make tool which are mostly compatible with makefiles written for GNU make."

http://hg.mozilla.org/users/bsmedberg_mozilla.com/pymake/

There is a parser.py file which might be useful to you.

answer Jul 23, 2013 by anonymous
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