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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost Modularization: did we get it right?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-05-09 12:15:32

on Wed May 09 2012, Mathias Gaunard <> wrote:

> On 05/09/2012 03:17 PM, Oliver Kowalke wrote:
>>>>> I'm annoyed that I get some additonal burden to re-write this stuff for
>>>>> the new build env again because the old one will not work with the
>>>>> modularized boost.
>>>> Once you have run the script, the usual Boost.Build system will work
>>> just
>>>> fine.
>>> And I've just done that and it did work and the test did pass.
>>> Windows 7 with VC++ 10.0.
>> And why not provide a wrapper that let the other developers use the old build env with modularized boost?
> Boost.Build *is* "the old build env".
> I've suggested to the people in charge of modularization to integrate
> the script within Boost.Build itself, so that this step is done
> automatically.

However, the people working on modularization don't really want to touch
Boost.Build, as we have enough on our plates trying to set up CMake as a
potential replacement for Boost.Build and have forgotten more than we
ever knew about how to work with it. We'd really appreciate it if
someone else would volunteer to do this.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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