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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] BUMP: [git] genrating forward headers
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-11 11:51:09

on Sun Aug 04 2013, Dave Abrahams <> wrote:

> 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

So is this handled and checked in yet?

Dave Abrahams

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