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Subject: [Boost-build] bjam - win/linux
From: Anant Rao (arao_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-12-03 17:10:06


To make OS-specific builds using the same bjam script, I see two ways to refer to ThirdParty (TP) lib names and their paths:

 1. Define every TP lib as TP_WIN_lib and TP_LINUX_lib and refer to the OS-specific libs in the Jamfiles as something like this:

 1. Define only one var (TP_lib) in user-config.jam. So, this would obviously differ in the two OS's (say, TP_WIN.lib on Win and TP_LINUX.a on Linux). However, the Jamfile just refers to TP_lib.

The paths could be say, c:\win\dir on Win and /usr/lib/blah on Linux.

Is option 2 considered better? Is there another option better than both?

Thanks so much,
Anant Rao

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