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From: Bill Hoffman (bill.hoffman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-16 10:31:08

Bill Hoffman wrote:

> This actually should be quite familiar to autoconf users. That is the basic
> command line interface that was copied for cmake (mkdir, configure; make).
> So, all that said, I don't think it would be hard to add something like
> what
> you have in bjam, but maybe python scripts would be sufficient. Certainly
> in the short term, with release versions of CMake, it would have to be done
> that way.
I think part of the issue here is that cmake is not a direct build tool.
  It is a build tool generator. You run it once to configure for a
setup, then you can build lots of times. With bjam it does the
configure and build all at once. So, it makes more sense to have bjam
compiler1 compiler2. Not that can not be done with cmake, but it does
not exist today in cmake, other than in the ctest stuff.


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