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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] BUMP: [git] genrating forward headers
From: Bjørn Roald (bjorn_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-04 03:29:39

On 08/03/2013 07:35 PM, Dave Abrahams wrote:
> 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.

It may be better to look for include/boost folders in the libs. That
way the build system depend on the layout, not presence of particular
scm systems if any. This way build may work as expected out of tarballs
and zip archives without the svn or git specific files and folders.


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