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Subject: Re: [boost] CMake, modular Boost, and other stories
From: Stefan Seefeld (stefan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-04-26 22:09:51

On 2019-04-26 5:58 p.m., David Sankel via Boost wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 23, 2019, 12:41 PM Peter Dimov via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
>> That is, only support
>> find_package(Boost COMPONENTS filesystem)
>> and drop
>> find_package(boost_filesystem)
>> Thoughts?
> +1. Aside from the other benefits mentioned:
> - for better or worse this is the already established Boost CMake user API.
> If we make a second, competing API both will need to be effectively
> supported forever. Doesn't seem worth it.
> - while some have proposed that Boost become simply an award we attach to
> libraries that are good enough, that certainly isn't what we have now or
> will have in the foreseeable future. Boost is a thing you can download,
> install, and use. Components are a great fit for Boost.

With that kind of attitude we are never going to make any progress. :-(


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