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From: Sohail Somani (s.somani_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-09 15:27:01

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Stefan Seefeld
> Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2007 12:08 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Boost building with CMake
> Sohail Somani wrote:
> >> * Must be able to directly build, test, run commands, etc. without
> >> having to inject the generation of external build files into
> >> the process.
> >
> > Actually I'm surprised that wasn't the first response to that email.
> > Maybe CMake can directly build, but I haven't seen it.
> I'm not sure I understand the requirement.
> Are you saying the build system must not generate any
> intermediate files ?
> What do you mean by 'direct build' ? Why would you care at
> all about intermediate
> files ?

Not a Cmake guru, but as I understand it you have to configure the build
via cmake files which then generates makefiles native for that platform.

So that means for an x-platform developer, you have to use
gnu/sun/aix/hp/make/visual studio which (imho) negates the whole point
of an x-platform build tool.

Of course, that is just my view and I like to use one tool well
everywhere (preferably within my os emacs).


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