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Subject: Re: [boost] [EXTERNAL] Request for a "Policy Review" regarding'CMakeLists.txt'
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-19 23:33:25

Rob Stewart wrote:

> cget could take the subdirectory as an argument and use it after
> untarring, etc.

No, because of its automatic dependency retrieval. Packages need to follow
an uniform convention.

Although it could in principle look into $DIR/cmake/ if it doesn't find

build/ is, however, totally nonstandard for CMakeLists.txt, so it wouldn't
make sense for a generic tool to look there. There are libraries that have
their CMakeLists.txt in cmake/, but I don't think that any have it in
build/, as this seems to be the build directory by CMake convention.

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