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From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-10-27 20:44:05


Until recently, boost was entirely made up of template definitions in header
files. A few libraries (e.g. regex) now have source files and usually
makefiles for these can be found in the appropriate subdirectory of
boost/libs. Py_cpp doesn't require any of the boost libraries which have
source files, so you shouldn't need to worry about source files for any
libraries other than py_cpp itself. Boost is currently in transition and
looking for a way to address the "how do I build it" question better.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Prabhu Ramachandran" <prabhu_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2000 12:07 PM
Subject: [boost] Incredibly dumb question!

> hi,
> Please excuse the total newbie question. I wanted to try to
> convert some c++ libraries to python and wanted to use py_cpp and
> hence wanted to "install" boost under linux. I downloaded
> which unzips into a directory called boost_1_18_1. Now,
> there are no makefiles or anything like that. So, am I correct to
> assume that boost does not require one to build a library of any kind
> and all that is needed is the source tree?? This is the first time I
> am seeing something of this kind. Usually there is some kind of
> library that goes with a development package. I can see that all the
> headers (*.hpp) are in the boost directory. Is this stuff sufficient
> and "standalone"? Or am I missing something??
> thanks,
> prabhu
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