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Subject: Re: [boost] Request for a "Policy Review" regarding 'CMakeLists.txt'
From: Paul Fultz II (pfultz2_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-16 16:14:43

> On May 16, 2016, at 8:31 AM, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 5/15/16 8:32 PM, David Sankel wrote:
>> We recommend and propose that the Boost Guidelines are modified to
>> allow library authors, at their own discretion, to include a
>> 'CMakeLists.txt' file in their library's top-level directory.
> Hmmm - as far as I understand it, any policy has been a requirement that libraries include build, src, doc and test directories and that that these include boost build scripts. I don't think that "policy" has ever prohibited including anything else at the author's discretion. The serialization library has a number of "extra" top level directories: test_util, performance, cmake. A number of libraries have stuff in the doc directory which is special. It doesn't have a top level cmake file because I chose not to do this, not because I thought it violated some "policy". I've been doing this for many years.

Yes, but there have been a few who have mentioned that it does break the guidelines. So lets fix the guidelines to avoid future confusion about this.

> So I don't there's a lot to discuss.
> Though it's off topic - CMake isn't all that much better than boost build - actually it's not even comparable as it doesn't do the the same thing.
> Robert Ramey
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