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From: Greg Comeau (comeau_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-07-09 21:17:00

In article <020b01c22616$f9278d10$6601a8c0_at_[hidden]>,
David Abrahams <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>From: "Greg Comeau" <comeau_at_[hidden]>
>> * Once I can bjam, and reproduce the compiler status page for como under
>> at least Windows and LINUX, I expect to add to como (for Windows
>> initially)
>> support for a COMO_BOOST_BASE environment variable, which effectively
>> will add a -I positionally after libcomo includes, and anything else
>> necessary. That way, boost'ing with como can be automatic.
>> Like COMO_LIB_BASE, it won't be required. If not set, it will see
>> if there is a directory named 'boost' in the top level Comeau directory
>> tree and implicitly add it. If this works out, I will have a
>> similar capability worked into Comeau C++ for other platforms.
>I'm not sure this one is such a great idea.

Initial support was added yesterday.
As we understand boost further, this will be completed.

>It would be much better to
>provide generalized non-boost-specific support for build systems to add
>include paths in the right places, IMO.

It's not necessarily instead of that, but in addition to that.
IOWs, neither are great ideas, nor bad ideas, just quality of
implementation issues in handling the different preferences that
people have in doing this kind of thing. I need to accomodate
people who have no interest in build systems, as well as those
who do, and then some, why is that a problem?

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