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Subject: Re: [boost] [ot] choosing a build system
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-05-21 12:49:29

on Tue May 15 2012, Daniel Krikun <> wrote:

> I almost agree. When it comes to build system it is oftentimes better to be
> more verbose and less elegant, because it is easier for the
> user to maintain the build system code. And also, being less abstract, more
> low-level is often desirable, as users do want to control various
> platform-specific details of the build process. But there are also time
> they are not! So I guess, there should be some sound abstraction level.

Yes, exactly. Abstraction needs to strike the right balance. We have
been trying to do that very carefully with Ryppl and CMake.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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