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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-10 06:53:05

on Wed May 09 2007, Doug Gregor <> wrote:

> The only one I'm not sure about is:
> - It should be possible to build multiple variants of multiple
> targets with multiple compilers from a single build command.
> I think this particular requirement is actually a problem itself: it
> only really helps Boost developers that want to quickly test on a
> couple of compilers. The majority of users will typically use Boost
> one just one compiler (especially those users picking up Boost for
> the first time, who are most put-off by a complicated build system).
> It's just as easy, if not easier, to keep separate build trees (one
> per compiler) rather than cram everything into a single build tree.

I've been thinking the same thing myself for some time.

However, for me, the ability to quickly test on a whole mess 'o'
compilers has been crucial to my ability to build portable C++
libraries. So IMO it's still important to cover that use case
somehow. Maybe that ends up being done with scripts?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting
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