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Subject: Re: [boost] Request for a "Policy Review" regarding 'CMakeLists.txt'
From: Paul Fultz II (pfultz2_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-17 20:31:17

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:07:44 PM UTC-5, Peter Dimov wrote:
> Paul Fultz II wrote:
> > The tool doesn't look for CMakeLists.txt at all. It just calls cmake on
> > the library. If you want it to search in another location, its best to
> > update cmake to do that.
> cmake takes the directory as an argument, so it would make absolutely no
> sense for it to search. If you want cmake to look for CMakeLists.txt
> somewhere, you pass that somewhere to it.

That is true, but considering putting a cmake in another directory is first,
quite rare, and also non-conventional. Therefore, it is difficult to decide
what directory should be searched, and in what order the search to happen.
much simpler to just put the cmake file where it is expected to be.

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