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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] BUMP: [git] genrating forward headers
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-03 13:35:50

on Sat Aug 03 2013, Steven Watanabe <> wrote:

> On 08/01/2013 08:58 PM, Dave Abrahams wrote:
>>> I've applied the Boost.Build changes. I don't
>>> want to apply the changes to Boost proper in
>>> svn, since it'll break without the git layout.
>> Isn't it possible to conditionalize the changes somehow, so that
>> everything works with both layouts? If all the changes to Boost are in
>> Jamfiles, this shouldn't be a serious problem.
> It should be possible if there's a file which
> is guaranteed to exist in git and guaranteed
> not to exist in svn.

There are a bunch of these. There's a .git folder at the root of every
working copy, but that might not exist in a tarball for example.

There's also .gitattributes at the root of every repository, or
.gitmodules at the root of the boost super-repository.

Dave Abrahams

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