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Subject: Re: [boost] [CMake] Status of cmake support.
From: Richard Hodges (hodges.r_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-02-26 11:30:36

On Mon, 2018-02-26 at 10:42 +0100, Dominique Devienne via Boost wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 12:01 AM, Stefan Seefeld via Boost <
> boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > > The steering committee made their announcement and ... nothing
> > > happened. This is something.
> >
> > I suggest you read chapter 10 of "the little prince" (by Antoine de
> > Saint-Exupéry, for example here:
> > Perhaps
> > that
> > helps to illustrate what's going on. It seems quite clear from my
> > POV. :-)

A little off topic...

It's also a great book for learning a foreign language. It very much
helped me to learn Catalan and Spanish a few years ago.

On topic: I've been using CMake in a production env for the past 4+
years. I'm very much a fan - not because of the abominable syntax and
documentation, or the fact that there are things you "just have to
know" (e.g. how and when to construct and use a toolchain file), but
because it's the best available build system for cross-platform
development in c++ (which I think in itself is a damning indictment of
the state of the c++ build and packaging tools landscape in general).

While I am mindful that much of the boost community is committed to
b2/bjam (or whatever they're calling it now), I'd like to see an up-to-
date, well-written cmake script published with the boost libs as it
would ease my life considerably.

Happy to help the effort if someone would like to direct me to a repo
and bug tracker.


> >
> [OT] Surprised to see this text on the internet (ignoring piracy and
> al...), I checked its copyrights, and interestingly,
> [OT] it's apparently public domain everywhere since 2015 *except* in
> France, the author's country.
> [OT] French article explaining why below. For short, war-time
> extension (+8
> years), died in the line
> [OT] of duty (+30 years), and finally UE directive not applying
> retroactively. So not until 2032 for France... --DD
> st-il-tombe-dans-le-domaine-public-partout-sauf-en-france_1322085
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