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Subject: Re: [boost] Request for a new submodule, tools/depinst
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-11-11 14:33:50

On 11/11/16 21:26, Rene Rivera wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 1:18 PM, Peter Dimov <lists_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> wgetting a random version rubs me the wrong way. Test results should be
>> reproducible.
> Hmm.. Are you saying that getting an old version of the regression tools
> that "matches" a particular checkout of the libraries at some point in time
> should always work and be a measure of reproduction?

I think that's correct. In my work, I have a number of scripts to build
various libraries, some of which are downloaded from git or other SCMs.
It is essential that whenever those scripts are run, they use exactly
the same source to build the package. This is usually achieved by
checking out a particular tag or revision.

I think Boost, as a whole, should support this usage. I realize that
checking out a particular revision of each git submodule will always
work, but since we already use superproject as the synchronization means
of different submodules, checking out a revision of superproject should

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