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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-03-15 13:51:52

From: <williamkempf_at_[hidden]>

> BTW, even if we allowed this and required Win32 uers to grab the
> Cygwin tools, you'd still be leaving Mac users, BeOS users, Amiga
> users, etc. out. A solution here must truly be portable and require
> no tools or libraries that are either not supplied by the OS "out of
> the box" or that are not included in Boost itself. I know that this
> frustrates Unix users who are used to using certain tools
> for "portability", but for those of us not on Unix this is a very
> good thing.

I'm not on Unix, but what exactly is a "good thing"? _Not_ supplying a
configure script that will auto-generate boost/config.hpp? What do we (the
non-Unix users) gain from this?

Peter Dimov
Multi Media Ltd.

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