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Subject: Re: [boost] To modularize, or not to modularize. What is the plan?
From: Gavin Lambert (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-05-08 00:38:15

On 8/05/2019 12:23, Rene Rivera wrote:
>> On 8/05/2019 01:55, Robert Ramey wrote:
>>> I'm not seeing this at all. I don't think any solution which requires a
>>> user to download, build and execute b2 is going to fly.
>> Unless you want to limit yourself to the subset of Boost which is
>> header-only, or commit to supplying binary packages for every
>> conceivable combination of compiler and platform, then I don't think
>> that there is any alternative.
> Sure there is.. You could add all the source files from the standard source
> directory and plop them into your own build tool. And hit the "big red
> build button".

And that won't work because it will be using the wrong settings.

Given that current Boost release archives already require users to run
b2 in almost all cases, I don't see why this aversion exists.

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