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Subject: Re: [boost] "I want everything" should build "out of the box" (on Windows)
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-07-29 13:00:46

Doug Gregor wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 5:14 AM, Vladimir Prus<vladimir_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> I personally find that putting configuration details into a file is superior
>> approach compared to zillion of options or environment variables. Say, if you
>> build a project with automake with zillion of configure options, those options
>> are put directly in Makefile, in your build dir, so if you remove your build tree,
>> you have to re-figure those options next time you build.
>> In fact, this is a flaw shared by CMake -- if you configure some project as:
>> cmake -Dfoo=blah -DBOOST_ROOT=whatever ../src
>> it helpfully puts those options into the cache file. Unfortunately, when the
>> configure magic confuses itself (which does happen), your only solution is to
>> remove the cache, and then you need to recall and pass the same options again.
> FWIW, CMake has an option to provide an initial cache file (using -C
> cache-filename). So, you can place those configuration details into
> your own initial cache file, and ask CMake to start with that
> configuration (configuring whatever else it needs) if you need to
> re-configure your tree.

Does initial cache use the same syntax as the ordinary cache, and can be edited
using the GUI?

- Volodya

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