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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-26 20:00:00

Doug Gregor wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 1:02 PM, troy d. straszheim <troy_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Personally I find the embedding of toolset and version in library names to
>> be problematic... in this case it makes the FindBoost.cmake really
>> complicated and binds the (what should be simple) business of using the
>> libraries to details that are utterly irrelevant here.
> While I, personally, agree with you, I just don't think this is
> feasible. FindBoost is there so that people can use Boost from CMake,
> and that includes using existing and future Boost releases that depend
> on Boost.Build's mangled library names. I disagreed with the mangled
> approach from the start, but we're stuck with it.

Really? I must've missed something. What practical alternative did we
have at the start, and if we didn't need it then, why can't we quit now?

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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