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Subject: Re: [boost] [cmake] Pull request announcement
From: Stefan Seefeld (stefan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-09-26 18:09:15

On 2018-09-26 01:59 PM, Raffi Enficiaud via Boost wrote:

> * create a cmake build tree only for a subset of boost. Say you want
> to compile only library X that depends on other libraries Y and Z, and
> only X,Y and Z will be added to the cmake project. This is already in
> place.
> * create a stub from cmake that automatically checks out the required
> dependencies. This needs to be added, but should be easy to do.
> Is this second use case a good scenario for you?

A use-case I'd like to see supported:

* allow an individual project to be built against prerequisite boost
libraries that are pre-installed on the system (no matter whether that
installation was done manually or using some system package management,
as is common on Linux).

This is a precondition for considering Boost project repos as truly
independent, as the two use-cases you suggest above would still imply a
dependency on the source repo level, rather than the package level.


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