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Subject: Re: [boost] proposal - modularize Boost build system
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-06-19 17:11:00

Stefan Seefeld wrote:
> > Why is this so important for you? The difference is just one
> > superproject shell and one tools/build. Is this a matter of principle,
> > or are there technical reasons?
> Both. I want to control the environment in which my library is being built
> (, tested, etc.), and thus I don't want to fetch that environment from a
> repository and build it on-the-fly.


> I think it's perfectly normal that on some platforms the default (system)
> version of a package is too old, so a newer version needs to be pulled in
> from another repo ("testing", perhaps ?).

So you consider it perfectly normal to pull 1.64 from some
"testing" repo, but completely unacceptable to checkout the boost-1.64.0 tag

I'm sorry, but this makes no sense to me.

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