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Subject: Re: [boost] [ot] choosing a build system
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-05-12 04:48:30

On 12 May 2012 04:56, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> on Thu May 10 2012, Beren Minor <> wrote:
>> With CMake and others, as comparison, you are only able to build one
>> variant at a time, and by default everything will be build in
>> conflicting way between build variants (build once in release mode and
>> once in debug mode, and you'll overwrite the previous build output).
> Meh; you just use different build directories.  This is another one of
> those advantages of Boost.Build that cost more than they deliver, IMO.

I think you're underestimating this advantage, manually managing build
directories could easily become a major chore. Especially during the
transition to C++11, as different compilers and libraries have widely
varying capabilities.

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