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From: williamkempf_at_[hidden]
Date: 2001-03-13 14:55:30

--- In boost_at_y..., "David Abrahams" <abrahams_at_m...> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <williamkempf_at_h...>
> >
> > What I don't like about it is that it requires the use of GCC.
> > we really need is a standalone utility that does this. Said
> > needs to be highly portable, much like GCC itself, but should not
> > as complex or large as the full blown GCC compiler set.
> Why?

Why what? Why not as large and complex? Because it makes it harder
to install and, more importantly, use. A full compiler needs this
complexity, but a tool like this does not, and I'd hate to have one
that was since it would mean just one more thing you'd have to learn.

> We could build the tool once for each platform and be done with it.

Building the tool isn't the main concern. If and when we have a
decent build system it should be trivial to build the tool even if
packaged binaries weren't available.

Bill Kempf

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