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From: Larry Evans (cppljevans_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-09 12:38:47

On 05/09/2007 11:05 AM, Eric Niebler wrote:
> Bill Hoffman wrote:
>>Several people on the CMake list have volunteered to help, and
>>Kitware is willing to put about 2 man weeks of effort into the conversion.
> Wow! This is a very generous and exciting offer. Thanks, Bill!

Ditto on the thanks!

> I guess I can start the list, and others can chime in. This is from
> I'd also add:
> * Ability to cleanly integrate 3rd party tools (eg. so that we can use
> CMake to build Boost's documentation, which uses doxygen, docbook,
> xsltproc, Apache fop, etc., etc.)

Also the output directory for these tools should not contain the
selected toolset's compiler name:

(Maybe this has been corrected in current, but
I'm guessing that a "typical" initial attempt to adapt CMake
to boost's needs might suffer the same problem. )

> * support for Boost's automatic linking feature.
> * Ability to define custom build variants, (eg., so I can build a
> library with FOO defined, and the resulting lib gets a different name.)
> * Easy to add tests: compile, run, link, compile-fail, link-fail

Also easy to just run part of the compiler (e.g. the preprocessor)
and format the result (with e.g. indent) in order to ease debugging
the preprocessor library.


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