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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] BUMP: [git] genrating forward headers
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-04 11:15:04

on Sun Aug 04 2013, Bjørn Roald <> wrote:

> On 08/03/2013 07:35 PM, Dave Abrahams wrote:
>> on Sat Aug 03 2013, Steven Watanabe <> wrote:
>>> AMDG
>>> 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.

Sounds good to me

Dave Abrahams

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