Date: 2001-03-15 14:34:46
--- In boost_at_y..., williamkempf_at_h... wrote:
> The problem is, this is limited to "Unix and Unix-like systems"
Autoconf is, but the idea is not. The main problem is that there is
no scripting language that everyone who downloads the boost libraries
is going to have. So instead of writing a shell script, you write
a C (or highly-portable C++) program that does the same thing using
the "system" function from the standard library to call the user's
compiler on the previously-mentioned code snippets.
I suspect that the best way of doing this would be to first use
autoconf to generate a shell script that does the job on Unix, then
translate that into a portable C/C++ program.
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