Android blueprint files

androidmk is a tool to convert Makefile-style Android.mk files to Android.bp “blueprint” files, which look like json and are faster to parse.
YMMV, but they also seem more readable and largely prevent you from doing crazy if-else and convoluted stuff as you’d be drawn to if using makefiles.
As a downside, they’re an “Android-ism” and make it harder for people to port your software to a project that is not Android.

Use make blueprint_tools inside the AOSP tree to build the androidmk go binary.

You can then copy the binary from out/soong/host/linux-x86/bin/androidmk to your ~/.local/bin/ to use it outside the AOSP tree. Beware that the tool is constantly being updated, so you might need to re-build it from time to time.

See this question about androidmk on StackOverflow.

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