From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-19 10:54:00
David Abrahams wrote:
> on Mon Nov 19 2007, "Boris Gubenko" <Boris.Gubenko-AT-hp.com> wrote:
>> Rene Rivera wrote:
>>> Looking at more of the context of python.jam what you want is to select
>>> based on the <architecture> feature. Something like:
>>> if ! [ feature.get-values architecture : $(condition) ] in ia64 ||
>>> [ feature.get-values python : $(condition) ]
>>> in 1.5 1.6 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4
>>> suffix = sl ;
>>> suffix = so ;
>> I can use '! [ feature.get-values architecture : $(condition) ] in ia64'
>> or I can use '[ os.platform ] != IA64' (I tested the latter during the
>> weekend). Which one is preferable?
> Whichever is appropriate for your use case. The former represents the
> target architecture of the compiler and the latter represents the OS
> that bjam is being run on. I suspect you want the former.
I guess I wasn't clear... Using "architecture" in this case is preferred
because it is operating on a build product. To allow for cross-compiles
it is not advisable to rely on system runtime values like '[ os.platform ]'.
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