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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-06-29 05:18:03

Walter Landry wrote:
> 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.

I agree up to a point: but for bbv2 as a build system that claims to operate
independently of Boost, it should not be "configuring" Boost lib's unless
you're actually going to be building them. Currently every Boost lib that
has a Jamfile gets parsed regardless of what you're building!

Also sounding like a broken record yours, John.

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