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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-10-25 10:18:23

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Maddock" <John_Maddock_at_[hidden]>

> >The whole point of the build system is that it figures this stuff out for
> >you. You just supply <lib>subproject-path/target in your sources, and the
> >build system finds (and builds, if neccessary) the library whose
> (non-free)
> >features match the target you're building.
> Which is fine and dandy if you use jam for all your build needs, most
> people will want to use their IDE's though (when using boost libs, not
> necessarily when building them)...

Though I don't feel it's a primary design goal of the build system, I'd be
happy to try to accomodate the needs of such people, but I don't know what,
exactly, to do. I've outlined the main problems that need to be solved, but
none of the people who have agitated for this change have proposed anything
which addresses the issues.

Put your money where your mouth is,

  David Abrahams, C++ library designer for hire

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