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Subject: Re: [boost] CMake Announcement from Boost Steering Committee
From: Gavin Lambert (gavinl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-07-19 00:06:22

On 19/07/2017 11:43, Stefan Seefeld wrote:
> So, in this spirit, I reiterate my counter-proposal: Change the Boost
> (build) infrastructure to allow *individual projects* to decide what
> tools are involved in the build process. To make this practical, this
> could simply mean that individual projects get to decide whether they
> want to move to cmake or stay with the original b2 infrastructure.
> Coming up with a simple integration point so boost as a whole can be
> built with a single command, while its components can use either cmake
> or b2, shouldn't be any harder than the wholesale switch that is being
> proposed.

Doesn't this just then push the burden onto the user of Boost libraries
to have *all* of B2, cmake, autotools, scons, rake, ant, vanilla make
(possibly with GNU extensions), etc etc ad infinitum? I don't see how
that could ever be practical.

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