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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-02-09 11:17:54

Robert Ramey wrote:
> I've been happy to let you guys address the borland/spirit issue as
> you're clearly in a better position to address it than I. So feel
> free to fiddle with this stuff. If you don't have cvs access, just
> email me your
> Jamfile.v2 and I'll check it in.
Ok, we'll try. Yes I do have CVS write access.
> Ultimately, I would like to see the Jamfile.v2 detect that spirit 1.6x
> is not available and then skip the build of the xml_?archives (after
> emitting a warning). The same would be applied to the tests. In this
> way, the issue wouldn't have be dealt with for those that people that
> don't care about xml archives.
Understood. I have seens this from the former v1 file that was included into
the Jamfile.
> The same goes for systems that don't support wchar_t. I would like to
> see wserialization and the associated tests skipped for systems which
> don't support wide characters.
Ok. I see. Could this be the case for the stlport? There are a lot of
errors, possibly related to this issue.

Roland Schwarz wrote:
> Hi Robert,
> I have seen that you have changed the
> libs/serialization/build/Jamfile.v2
> Some comments on this:
> 1) The issue not only applies to borland, and not only to
> serialization.
> 2) I am running the regressions with a modification to
> user-config.jam. I.e.:
> using borland : : : <cxxflags>-Ipath_to_spirit ;
> This works well, and if the path is not set the compiler
> will spill out a message, that will inform the user, that
> another version of spirit is needed.
> 3) Your change will insist on a SPIRIT_ROOT beeing available,
> despite the fact that the include already might have been
> specified correctly for the toolset.
> 4) Will your change also work with path-constant, set in
> site-config.jam ? Policy is to get away with environment
> variables.
> Thank you,
> Roland
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