Subject: Re: [boost] A retrospect on 'CMakeLists.txt' policy review
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-06-04 00:00:22
On 6/3/16 5:26 PM, Louis Dionne wrote:
> Robert Ramey <ramey <at> rrsd.com> writes:
>> On 6/2/16 6:52 PM, Gavin Lambert wrote:
>>> 2. Use some other directory as the cmake output directory.
>> I always put the build outside the whole tree. I thought everyone
>> did and I thought that's was the normal/recommended/customary
>> practice when using CMake.
> I always assumed that "out of source build" meant that all the products
> were in their own separate directory, (i.e. root/build/), but not
> necessarily meaning that the directory was out of the source tree
> (i.e. root/../build).
LOL - It's amazing I can't understand this.
here's what my tree looks like
I spent a fair amount of time investigating what CMake does
how people use it etc. Though I never had the feeling anyone
really knew that much about it, it seemed to me the obvious
way to do things. It lets me have a bunch of projects
with different settings going at once and just blow the
whole thing away when I'm tired of it.
I haven't done that with bjam as it has it's own internal
structure for all the different builds. But I'm warming up
to the idea of using bjam the same way.
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