As part of the work on build system integration, the Cargo team is collecting information about what Rust tools need from a build system.
Today, tools largely assume and use Cargo for these purposes. Our ultimate goal is to provide a single, uniform interface – perhaps through Cargo – that tools can rely on for all of their build system needs, but that will interface with external build systems as needed, without the tools having to know anything. In other words, we want Rust tools to “just work” regardless of how the Rust project is integrated into a larger build system context.
But to do this design, we need to fully understand the needs of Rust tools. That’s where you come in!
Please have a look at the above doc and add your thoughts, liberally.