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Subject: Re: [boost] [cmake] Pull request announcement
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-09-14 18:02:42

On 9/14/2018 10:05 AM, Alexander Grund via Boost wrote:
> The major problem I see are the variants.
> - b2 can build multiple variants in one go (static, dynamic, runtimes...)
> - Encoding these variants has to be reflected in the target names/aliases
> CMake FindBoost solves this by requiring to set some variables to select
> a set of variants and set the appropriate aliases to this set.
> Think about how you reflect this in the CMake buildsystem. E.g. some
> libraries may depend explicitly on a static or dynamic version of
> another library (which can be expressed in bjam)
>> The practical problem for most libraries, which are largely
>> header-only, is converting the library jamfile for tests and building
>> docs into CMake terms. Building non-header only libraries is actually
>> much less of a problem for converting from Boost Build to CMake, even
>> if it will get the vast majority of the comments
> This won't be to bad either once the variants problem above is solved.
> CTest is quite powerful so except for a few corner cases I expect it to
> be straight forward.

CTest has absolutely no notion of compile-time testing. This was
mentioned to CMake on their mailing list a long time ago and got the
usual yawns from the CMake people.

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