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Subject: Re: [boost] Proposal for moving Boost to CMake
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-06-18 23:05:27

On Sun, Jun 18, 2017 at 4:09 PM, P F via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>

> However, when I upgrade boost, I need to upgrade cmake as well. There
> really shouldn’t be a coupling between cmake and boost, like that. Instead
> each library can provide the cmake configuration, and we can update cmake’s
> FindBoost module to look for these configuration files, or the user can
> just call them directly with `find_package(boost_asio)`.

First.. Needing to upgrade cmake to deal with newer releases of Boost is,
IMO, a design and implementation defect of cmake.

Second.. Why not use something like Conan that doesn't care about what
build system your dependencies use and will adjust to the build system you
are using for your product?

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