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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost CMake support - Request for Comment
From: Richard (legalize_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-10-10 16:32:07

In article <c7576691-195e-7ed6-eb4a-4b3a76fa8a08_at_[hidden]>,
    Stefan Seefeld via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On 2018-10-09 05:13 PM, Richard via Boost wrote:
> > In article <ppgt9u$6a1$1_at_[hidden]>,
> > Edward Diener via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> writes:
> >
> >> Good ! Then I am sure you will be glad to be nominated as the person who
> >> converts all instances of the Boost Build use of this feature,
> > You can nominate about whatever you like, but I am not volunteering
> > for anything in boost. It takes forever to get anything done.
> I think the point wasn't so much to nominate you,

Au contraire, he quite specifically nominates me in the first line I
quoted and further implies that I will be happy about it.

The question he raised was whether or not CMake supports this kind of
feature testing and I simply pointed out that it has been supported
for many years.

Why he goes further and tries to volunteer me for work is beyond my

> but rather to point
> out that a statement like the one you made is rater gratuitous to make
> if you don't have to back it up by actually doing the implied work.

Oh nonsense. The question was: "Does CMake do X?" to which I answered
in the affirmative. Providing information about capabilities in no
way obligates me to do work.

This is just more data supporting my assertion above that it takes
forever to get anything done. This sort of needless snark is just
wasting everyone's time and further alienates me to contribute
anything to boost.

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