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Subject: [boost] build system testing
From: Neil Groves (neil_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-03 03:33:24


I have noticed that work is going ahead to introduce CMake, and possibly
SCons build systems alongside bjam.

Does this not introduce an explosion in required testing combinations, and
is this already being addressed?

I fully appreciate the attraction of adding CMake, but would like to ensure
we do not add too many build systems due to the potentially excessive
requirement on library developer to install a plethora of tools, and perform
an enormous amount of testing.

I wonder if a static analysis tool might be able to help determine the
consistency of bjam to the other build systems.

Anyhow, I haven't seen much discussion about testing, and if it's not tested
it's probably broken! (At least if I've written it!)

Neil Groves

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