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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2021-11-02 19:04:01

Boris Kolpackov wrote:
> Peter Dimov via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> writes:
> > Since the CMake configuration files that are generated by `b2 install`
> > define CMake targets based on the b2 targets, it's not possible to fix
> > this just on the boost-install side. If we want Boost::process to
> > appear as a target in CMake, we need boost_process to appear as a
> > target in b2, that is, we need libs/process/build/Jamfile to exist.
> >
> > The easiest way to fix it - if we decide to do something about it - is
> > to create dummy compiled libraries for each such header-only library
> > that isn't really header-only because of dependencies.
> Wouldn't the proper way to fix this be to teach b2 first-class "binless"
> library targets (i.e., a library that doesn't actually have .a/.so)?

It might be possible to achieve something like that with alias targets,
although I haven't tried.

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