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From: Toon Knapen (toon_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-03-16 02:43:40

kevin_vanhorn_at_[hidden] wrote:
> --- 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.

This approach in general has a bootstrapping problem according to me ;-(


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