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Subject: Re: [boost] proposal - modularize Boost build system
From: John Maddock (jz.maddock_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-06-20 08:17:35

> I also want to be able to pick my own build (etc.) tools, not in
> addition to Boost.Build, but instead of it. I understand that right now
> that's not supported, which is why I'm writing this proposal. What would
> it take for Boost to support individual libraries to be built with
> anything else ? What requirements would that "anything" have to meet,
> and how would it interact with the existing infrastructure to work ? Is
> that such a strange request ?

Absolutely anything at all? You cannot do integration testing if every
library uses something different. You can't even do a single build and
install everything.

IMO there does have to be a common build system for that stuff (whatever
that may be), if authors want to ship with some other build system as
well, then that's just fine too.


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