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From: Doug Gregor (dgregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-09 14:44:55

On May 9, 2007, at 2:20 PM, Stefan Seefeld wrote:
> FWIW, that's the typical GNU (autotools) build system procedure:
> You create a build directory, run $(srcdir)/configure from there,
> specifying any build options, and then 'make'.
> Thus, different build variants would all end up in distinct
> build directories, outside the source directory they were build from
> (and are dependent on).
> This approach is very natural for people working with autoconf / make.

... and it works better for the CMake model, where one generates
build rules for a specific environment (makefiles, VC++ solutions,
XCode projects, etc.).

        - Doug

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