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Subject: Re: [boost] Thoughts on Boost v2
From: Sohail Somani (sohail_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-05-16 18:48:58

On 16/05/2014 3:54 PM, Sergey Popov wrote:
> On Fri, 16 May 2014 14:58:18 -0400
> Sohail Somani <sohail_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> I had the same ideological revulsion to CMake years ago so I can
>> empathize with your position. I had very impolite names for it.
>> However, having moved more than one project over, productivity is
>> much improved all across. There are definitely quirks but those
>> quirks are usually well documented in my experience.
> The same can be said of autotools..
> The point is I want to contribute to buildsystems themselves, as
> projects. Yet it's obvious to me that cmake as a whole is a mistake, so
> I can't contribute to it in good faith. The abundance of people
> considering it an upgrade compared to autotools and not another
> makefile hack suggests that there's little place for me in FOSS
> community.

It would be a loss to not have the labour of someone so passionate about
the topic.

It may just be that CMake is chosen for C++ projects you follow in the
future. If so, you might still find room for interesting things in the
build system world. For example, there is currently a shake vs ninja
benchmark battle [1] going on where someone like you could contribute.



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