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Subject: Re: [boost] [EXTERNAL] Request for a "Policy Review"regarding 'CMakeLists.txt'
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-20 09:25:16

alex wrote:
> > But if boost can’t make this trivial change to better support cmake,
> > then it would be hopeless for future changes in boost for better cmake
> > support.
> I don't really have a stake in this, but I think this is the reason why
> this discussion is so awkward. It seems that 'CMakeLists.txt' is seen by
> both opponents and proponents as a foot in the door for future changes in
> Boost for better cmake support.


Incidentally, and ironically, a CMake-ified Boost that duplicates our
current Boost.Build setup would probably have its CMakeLists.txt files in
build/, so that the top level can glob for build/CMakeLists.txt. Globbing
for CMakeLists.txt finds too many subdirectories you don't really want to
find. (And status/CMakeLists.txt will glob for test/CMakeLists.txt,

> I can understand existing library maintainers being worried about having
> to support cmake in the future (or risk looking arcane).

Speaking for myself, I have no problem at all with supporting cmake at some
point in the future, if necessary.

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