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Subject: Re: [boost] Request for a "Policy Review" regarding 'CMakeLists.txt'
From: David Sankel (camior_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-17 13:00:16

On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 7:01 AM, Vladimir Prus <vladimir.prus_at_[hidden]>

> On 17/05/2016 15:41, Steven Watanabe wrote:
>> On 05/17/2016 12:46 AM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
>>> Just to clarify, you are proposing that a library author may add
>>> CMakeLists.txt at
>>> the top level, while Jamfile is required to be in the 'build'
>>> subdirectory?
>>> I am strongly -1 about such an arrangement - it makes unofficial build
>>> system more
>>> prominently visible than the official one,
>> I don't think that's a a big problem
>> for libraries, as the most visible
>> part of the build system is still the
>> superproject's Jamroot.
> It is still a problem when somebody looks at sources of a particular
> library,
> say on GitHub.

This is a feature, one that will likely mean a significant number of extra
users. There is no confusion out there as to whether or not boost is built
with CMake.

-- David

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