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Subject: Re: [boost] Request for a "Policy Review" regarding 'CMakeLists.txt'
From: Thijs van den Berg (thijs_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-17 09:36:24

On 17 May 2016 at 15:29, Vladimir Prus <vladimir.prus_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On 17/05/2016 16:16, Thijs van den Berg wrote:
> It is still a problem when somebody looks at sources of a particular
>>> library,
>>> say on GitHub.
>> Forcing CMakeLists.txt at a different place would make Boost the odd one
>> out if you look at CMake conventions. It's not what you would expect as a
>> CMake user, it's an unattractive restriction, and it's not a restriction
>> that's based on trying to solves something that's wouldn't work without
>> that restriction (e.g. a technical limitation)
> Everything above applies to Jamfiles.
> I don't see any burden this is going to put on Jamfile users. Developers
using Jamfiles are used to the way things are currently located on Boost
and that's not going to change if you add CMakeList.txt to the root.

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