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Subject: Re: [boost] Proposal for moving Boost to CMake
From: Richard Hodges (hodges.r_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-06-19 09:48:38

Because cmake's package management (particularly when used with hunter)
correctly manages dependencies for cross-compiled environments and for all

When using the same code base for 6 different compile targets as I do
(unix, mac, windows, iOS, android, emscripten) it's a godsend.

On Mon, 19 Jun 2017 at 10:58, Olaf van der Spek via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 3:36 PM, P F via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
> > It would be nice to not just support cmake, but pkgconfig as well. There
> are many times I need to use boost in non-cmake projects, so having
> pkgconfig would be helpful as well.
> I don't really get find_package and pkgconfig etc.
> I use package management to install the dependencies I need.
> I then include and link to the stuff I need. It'd be nice if the
> linking was automatic like it is on MSVC but okay.
> Why does one need all kinds of extra complexity in every single make
> file for things like find_package or pkgconfig?
> --
> Olaf
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