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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-12 11:26:14

on Thu May 10 2007, Braddock Gaskill <> wrote:

> In January I moved a moderate-sized commercial project from Makefiles to CMake.
> I think I was more powerful after a week with CMake than after ten years with
> makefiles and autoconf. Build dependencies comes effortlessly (no more clumsy
> -MM hacks), VPATH builds are the norm, and unit tests are handled by design.
> Then we do the Windows port, and a few minor improvements to the CMakeList file
> to find dependencies and the whole shebang is building cross-platform under
> Visual Studio. Then we try out KDevelop, and a simple `cmake -G KDevelop3`
> provides us with project files with zero additional effort. We now have
> different developers simultaneously using KDevelop, using vim/make, and using
> MSVC++ on Windows, no problem.
> The real rough spots are documentation,

Oh, I don't like the sound of that!

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting
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