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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-04-05 12:34:10

"Edward Diener" <eddielee_at_[hidden]> writes:

> First off, BCP is excellent. Here is a suggestion which might make it even
> more excellent, but it might not be deemed doable or important enough
> considering the extra parsing that needs to be done. I would like to see BCP
> be able to take a compiler-version/operating system/standard library, or
> some combination of these possibilities, and produce its file list with
> these extra narrowing possibilities. This would largely mean being able to
> look at the config files and eliminate the files which don't pertain to a
> particular compiler/os/standard library, but it might also affect other
> files among Boost's headers and libraries.
> My idea is that one may want to only distribute certain Boost files and
> libraries for a particular implementation, whereas BCP gives all related
> files for a particular file without considering specific implementations.
> I realize that such an undertaking may be a considerable amount of work and
> I am not trying to saddle John Maddock with it, especially as manually
> eliminating files which do not pertain to a particular implementation may be
> fairly easy. Ideally, however, it would be nice if one could do this
> programatically.

Sounds like a job for the Wave preprocessor.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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