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From: williamkempf_at_[hidden]
Date: 2001-03-15 13:59:11

--- In boost_at_y..., "Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_m...> wrote:
> From: <williamkempf_at_h...>
> > 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
> > no tools or libraries that are either not supplied by the OS "out
> > the box" or that are not included in Boost itself. I know that
> > 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?

Nothing, but you also lose little. In general boost/config.hpp is
going to be hand tailored for your environment through other means,
as has to be done for non-Unix platforms.

Bill Kempf

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