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From: Benoit Sigoure (tsuna_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-19 19:52:40

On Nov 19, 2007, at 10:54 PM, Benoit Sigoure wrote:

> On Nov 19, 2007, at 10:16 PM, Staffan Gimåker wrote:
>> On Friday 16 November 2007 14:52:37 Jens Seidel wrote:
>>> On Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 08:43:49PM +0100, Benoit Sigoure wrote:
>>>> I wrote a set of M4 macros to use the Boost libraries with GNU
>>>> Autoconf. I did not find any macro that was reliable enough. If
>>> I just want to mention that there exist also
>>> See also
>>> Benoit, can you compare your macros with these from the autoconf
>>> archives? What is different?
>> One difference is that, at least for me, the macros from the
>> Autoconf archive
>> are several times faster.
>> Checks for linked libraries (filesystem, for example) take roughly
>> one minute
>> *each* to perform.
>> Benoit, is there any way to make the checks a bit faster? I'm
>> using Ubuntu
>> 7.10 on modern hardware.
> Yes, I know that. But I personally favor reliability over speed,
> when a choice between both has to be made.
> Nevertheless, I have good news for you. Someone suggested a
> trivial improvement that will most likely optimize the macro by
> several order of magnitude. I'm going to implement this tonight.
> Stay tuned :)

I pushed some changes that speed up the macros by a factor of 5 on my
laptop. Thanks to David Herring for giving me the idea.
I hope this helps.


Benoit Sigoure aka Tsuna
EPITA Research and Development Laboratory

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