|Original author(s)||Mark Mentovai|
|Operating system||macOS, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Windows|
|Type||Build automation programming|
GYP (generate your projects) is an obsolete build automation tool created in 2011 by Google. Its purpose was to generate native IDE project files (such as Visual Studio and Xcode) for building the Chromium web browser and is licensed as open source software using the BSD software license.
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.