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Subject: Re: [boost] Proposal for moving Boost to CMake
From: Louis Dionne (ldionne.2_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-06-18 21:36:47

> > The proposal is to add to the Boost library guidelines the requirement
> > a XYZConfig.cmake module be provided with the installation of any
> Boost.XYZ
> > library. This module would simply export the proper CMake targets, which
> > would solve the problem of integrating Boost with a CMake-based build
> system
> > and would remove the need for the custom FindBoost support in CMake.
> This
> > would not make Boost easier to build, but once built and installed, it
> would
> > at least be trivial to use _properly_ from a CMake project. This does
> not
> > require changing the build system of existing libraries to CMake.
> This seems more sensible, but adding a guideline won't do anything.
> Someone needs to volunteer to create the pull requests, and maintain
> it in the future.

Sorry, the original message should have said "add to the Boost library
REQUIREMENTS", not GUIDELINES. Requirements are actionable, guidelines are


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