From: Walter Landry (wlandry_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-06-28 14:41:42
"John Maddock" <john_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> David Abrahams wrote:
> > Jody Hagins <jody-boost-011304_at_[hidden]> writes:
> > In BBv1 there was
> > "pass --without-python to suppress this message in the future"
> > in the message. If that's been dropped for v2 it should probably be
> > reinstated.
> OK, but none of this addresses the basic issue: why is BBv2 scanning these
> Jamfiles in the first place, when it manifestly is not building these lib's
> or anything dependent upon them?
I feel like a borken record, but this would be solved if there was
always an explicit configuration step before the actual build. That
way, it is only during the one configuration step that you find out
that python and ICU will not be available, rather than every single
time you build. Many other libraries with lots of optional features
operate this way.
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