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Subject: Re: [boost] CMake Announcement from Boost Steering Committee
From: Alain Miniussi (Alain.Miniussi_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-07-19 21:47:40

On 19/07/2017 22:46, Oliver Kowalke via Boost wrote:
> As mentioned before - it is not only your cmake port, all presented
> boost-cmake files have ported only fraction of the required functionality.
> For instance feature tests used in Jamfile to test for presence/absence of
> some C++ features to control the build.
Funny you mention that, I recently did some (porting) work on a library
that was planning to move to boost. The project uses CMake
(because...well, documentation, support, real world compatibility, etc..
it's already been discussed).
I needed to known if some feature was available so I started using a
try_(compile|run)... and was asked to refrain from it as "you, know, at
some point will have to use bjam, so we need to stick to basic stuff."

> If it's so easy to do it with Cmake I'm wondering why it wasn't done.
> I've the impression that only the easy parts of Jamfile have been ported.
> The difficult parts are left ...
> As Klemens already mentioned, I'm missing a discussion about the
> requirements of the boost build system and a comparison of pros/cons of
> other build systems on the ML.
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