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From: Daryle Walker (darylew_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-07-08 18:33:51

On 6/28/06 1:14 AM, "Andy Little" <andy_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> "David Abrahams" wrote
>> "Andy Little"writes:
>>> Whenever I invoke bjam I get this first:
>>> warning: Python location is not configured
>>> warning: the Boost.Python library won't be built
>>> Building Boost.Regex with the optional Unicode/ICU support disabled.
>>> Please refer to the Boost.Regex documentation for more information
>>> (and if you don't know what ICU is then you probably don't need it).
>>> Thanks Bjam. You know what? I really don't care!
>> Got anything constructive to say about it?
> Nope. Just more ranting I'm afraid...
> Why not make disabling 'optional' Unicode regex support the default, seeing as
> its optional and I'm obviously too thick too know what ICU is, so I don't need
> it as the message rather rudely reminds me. After all if I was clever enough
> to know what ICU is, I would probably be clever enough to switch Unicode/ICU
> support on if required wouldnt I, which seesms to be the implication.
> Same for Python library. I havent configured it, I obviously don't want it
> unless some dependency crops up in my source code which I am trying to build.
> At that point tell me about it and then I'll figure out how to configure
> Python.

I'm tired of seeing these messages too, but I want the problem to be solved
in the other direction. My operating system (Mac OS 10.4) already comes
with Python and ICU (and GZip and BZip2). Why do I have to keep getting
"can't be found" messages for these optional libraries when Bjam could just
use the system's copies? (We would still give an option to skip inclusion
or to use a user's private version, since a user can download updates faster
than Apple includes them in official builds.)

> The fact is that all my tests and examples seem to build fine without me
> having done anything about configuring Python or Regex, so these messages are
> completely bogus AFAICS. What purpose do they serve?

Daryle Walker
Mac, Internet, and Video Game Junkie
darylew AT hotmail DOT com

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