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Subject: Re: [boost] Switch to CMake -- Analysis
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-07-22 12:39:55

On Jul 22, 2017 4:41 AM, "Peter Dimov via Boost" <boost_at_[hidden]>

Tim Blechmann wrote:

fwiw, cmake and b2 have different architecture as one is a build system the
> other is a generator for build systems.

I wonder how many of the people who repeat this mantra understand either
Boost.Build or CMake.

CMake does not generate build _systems_, it generates build _scripts_. So
does, incidentally, Boost.Build, which is a major reason why it's so hard
to understand.

It would be more accurate to say that cmake generates build "scripts". And
B2 generates build "instructions" (since it's internal data structure

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