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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Use BB to generate visual studio projects?
From: Konstantin Litvinenko (to.darkangel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-04-17 13:18:32

Vladimir Prus пишет:
> Konstantin Litvinenko wrote:
>> If you *really* need MSVC project files than CMake may be alternative.
>> Or you may to try my project Hammer - its very close to BBv2
>> syntax/design and capable to produce MSVC 2005 project files. If you
>> interested email me :).
> It seems to me that a better approach would be to create Boost.Build
> add-in for
> Visual Studio, so that you can actually interact with Boost.Build project
> description, as opposed to just building things.

    I am not sure... I use Hammer over year to create .vcproj + .sln on very large codebase and
found that its pretty enough to rise my productivity considerably. Hammer create project files
similar to CMake does - they looks like made by hands and you edit/compile cycle same as if create
those projects by self.
    What benefits do you see in using add-in? Yes, having real jamfile integration with syntax
highlighting and intellisence will be cool. But I found that editing jamfile takes 0.001% of my
working time, so I can live with that easily :).

Now I am playing with Eclipse CDT to produce workable projects. It looks like simple makefile
project with attached hammer executable as make utility will be enough for normal work-flow too.

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