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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-12 19:13:15

"Robert Ramey" <ramey_at_[hidden]> writes:

> It seems I've succeeded in getting my serialization project checked in.
> (I've held back the Jamfile in the test directory pending a tiny tweak)
> And I have a couple of questions regarding testing.
> a) in order for libraries to be built for Borland and VC 6.0 which don't
> support Spirit 1.8 but do support spirit 1.6, the Jamfile checks for the
> environmental variable SPIRIT_ROOT and if found presumes it contains the
> root of the directory where Spirit 1.6 is located. This has worked well in
> my local environment. An environment which tests this library for these
> compilers will also need to have Spirit 1.6 installed and have the
> SPIRIT_ROOT variable set accordingly. I don't know who I should inform
> about this.

That's not going to work well in the Boost regression suite.
Tests get run against a current copy of the Boost tree, and we don't
have any provision to check out (say) an old branch of Spirit.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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