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Subject: Re: [boost] [cmake] Minimum viable cmakeification for Boost
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-06-20 14:30:17

Thomas Heller wrote:
> Am 20.06.2017 4:20 nachm. schrieb "Peter Dimov via Boost" <
> boost_at_[hidden]>:
> > Thomas Heller wrote:
> >
> > > Err, I tend to highly disagree here. As a library author, I can not
> > > know if my users need a static or shared library.
> >
> >
> > You don't have to know. You provide library::static and library::shared
> > targets, they link to whatever they prefer.
> That's problematic​. There are platforms which don't allow for shared
> libraries. Is the implication that I always have two sets of binaries
> lying around? Sometimes, objects need to be built differently, so I'll get
> to build everything twice by default?

I don't understand what you're saying here. Having two targets doesn't mean
that both get built. If the project links to the target, it gets built,
otherwise not.

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