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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-17 18:54:59

on Thu May 17 2007, "John Maddock" <> wrote:

> Douglas Gregor wrote:
>>> Someone (John Maddock I think) suggested we use something like a
>>> ./configure script which actually configured BBv2 for you -- i.e.
>>> edited your site-config.jam and/or user-config.jam file setting the
>>> correct/detected/configured toolkits. Might be worth looking at, and
>>> might even be interactive (Python anyone? ;) ).
>> I wrote such a script, and it's there in $BOOST_ROOT. It only works
>> on Unix-like systems, but it handles the simplest cases very well.
> Exactly, the idea was to enhance the script to handle CXX/CXXFLAGS/LDFLAGS
> etc, so users could build with compilers not necessarily supported by
> Boost.Build yet.

There's no chance of that. BB is not prepared to run arbitrary
compilers, and make just invokes bjam.

Dave Abrahams
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