Subject: Re: [boost] [ot] choosing a build system
From: Olaf van der Spek (ml_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-05-15 08:33:19
On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 9:36 AM, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Except that not all variants should be build on all platforms. Linux
>> (probably) doesn't need the static ones. And on Windows you're missing
>> the static runtime one.
>> Your rules don't appear to take care of variant naming either.
> Right. And 90% of use-cases don't want to take care of any of those
> things. That's why we wrote the rules as we did. Generating all the
> possible variants of a library is a packager's job, not part of the
> regular development workflow nor something that users regularly want.
Right, that's my point. It'd be nice if CMake (upstream) supported
this, then other C++ libs would benefit from it too.