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Subject: Re: [boost] Proposal for moving Boost to CMake
From: Louis Dionne (ldionne.2_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-06-18 21:09:06

> Or rather `boost_xyz-config.cmake` for each Boost.Xyz. The reason for this
> * The `-config.cmake` is case-insensitive
> * it matches the library name(ie find_package(boost_system) and
> find_library(LIB boost_system))
> * It follows the boost guildelines to have all files be lowercase

Sure, anything's fine by me. As long as we settle on something that's
blessed by CMake experts (e.g. Stephen Kelly and Daniel Pfeifer), I'm on

> Although I am not following the proposal. Are you suggesting that the
> Boost.Build generate these files? Or that we move to cmake to build and
> test, and we require the libraries to install the config files?

I intentionally left it unspecified how these files would be generated and
installed. All that I care (in the scope of this sub-proposal) is that they
are installed when Boost is installed, so that I can use the targets from
CMake without jumping through hoops or relying on the incomplete FindBoost
package provided with CMake.

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