[QBS] Obtaining paths to objcopy, size, etc

Fatih Aşıcı fatih.asici at gmail.com
Fri Feb 28 07:50:36 CET 2014

On Thursday 27 February 2014 15:54:46 Joerg Bornemann wrote:
> > This property could be useful to generate paths to such tools; but it
> > might be better to
> > 
> > have variables like cpp.objcopyPath declared by qbs.
> The objcopy tool isn't used ATM by qbs. That's why there's no such 
> property. If we're going to introduce such properties, where do we draw 
> the border? Do we provide a path for every program in binutils?

CMake, for example, provides paths for ar, ranlib, strip, ld, nm, objdump and objcopy [1].
Again, path for "size" tool does not exist :/

It might be better to have a single function to get these paths.

e.g. cpp.binaryUtilPath("size") returns path to toolchain's size tool.

[1] http://cmake.org/gitweb?p=cmake.git;a=blob;f=Modules/CMakeFindBinUtils.cmake;h=829b6ffd443afc4adca76765763f24df441171a4;hb=HEAD
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