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From: Eames, Andrew (andrew_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-18 08:47:00

I've been quietly watching this discussion with some interest since I
have invested time of my own in the past few years building portable
build systems.
I currently use a gmake-based build system - with careful crafting this
can support "plug-in" compiler environments as well as support for
"trivial" makefiles.
Gmake is widely available on multiple platforms as well as being an
off-the-shelf solution. Maybe I'm missing something but I'm curious as
to why no-one has suggested this as an option

-----Original Message-----
From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of John Maddock
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 4:59 AM
To: boost_at_[hidden]
Subject: Re: [boost] Boost building with CMake

David Abrahams wrote:
>> Exactly, the idea was to enhance the script to handle
>> CXX/CXXFLAGS/LDFLAGS etc, so users could build with compilers not
>> necessarily supported by Boost.Build yet.
> There's no chance of that. BB is not prepared to run arbitrary
> compilers, and make just invokes bjam.

Sure, but with a "generic" toolset that used CXX/CXXFLAGS etc to run an
arbitrary compiler, we surely could support that?


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