GYP (generate your projects) is a build automation tool. GYP was created by Google to generate native IDE project files (such as Visual Studio Code and Xcode) for building the Chromium web browser and is licensed as open source software using the BSD software license.
|Original author(s)||Mark Mentovai|
|Operating system||macOS, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Windows|
|Type||Build automation programming|
The functionality of GYP is similar to the CMake build tool. GYP processes a file that contains a JSON dictionary in order to generate one or more target project make files. The single source .GYP file is generic while the target files are specific to each targeted build tool.
In 2016, the Chromium project replaced GYP with GN, which is 20x faster for their use case.
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