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From: Manfred Doudar (manfred.doudar_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-27 22:25:36

Douglas Gregor wrote:

>On Oct 27, 2005, at 5:48 AM, Andrew Maclean wrote:
>>Do you feel like doing one for CMake - it would be a lot more
>>useful in that
>>it is cross-platform (*nix, Macs, QNX-Neutrino, Windows) and also
>>the requisite IDE files eg. KDevelop3, Borland, Microsoft VC ?
>Nope :)
>The configure script is "autoconf-like" because it looks like
>autoconf, but it isn't. It's just a shell script that compiles bjam
>for you, converts autoconf-style options into bjam options, and
>produces a short Makefile that merely calls bjam with the right
>incantations. As David A. says, we don't want to duplicate the build
>system, but the demand for "./configure && make && make install" was
>too great to ignore.

On second thoughts, that's a really smart way to go - I'd not have thought
of that - I like it.


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