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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-01-13 10:32:04

"John Maddock" <john_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> I've been striving to understand bjam v1/v2 with respect to Boost.Regex
>> and Boost.Python. bjam is clearly the Way Ahead, so I want to grasp it
>> fully.
>> The goal is to have a Boost.Python module that uses Boost.Regex.
>> Is there an example Jamfile (either version) that builds a Python
>> extension that incorporates Boost.Regex, preferably outside of the Boost
>> tree?
> I don't know anything about Boost.Python, but linking to regex in a python
> extension shouldn't be any different to linking to regex anywhere else.
>>From a Jamfile perspective, just add either:
> <lib>$(BOOST_ROOT)/libs/regex/build/boost_regex
> or
> <dll>$(BOOST_ROOT)/libs/regex/build/boost_regex
> as a source dependency to the python-extension target.

Actually the preferred form is to use project ids and not depend on
variables such as BOOST_ROOT:




because it will work in a cross-project context.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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