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Subject: Re: [boost] Request for a "Policy Review" regarding 'CMakeLists.txt'
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir.prus_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-17 09:52:14

On 17/05/2016 16:36, Thijs van den Berg wrote:
> 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.

May I ask how often do you edit Jamfiles? It do it somewhat often, and I
do find having them in subdirectory to be a burden.

Vladimir Prus

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