Subject: Re: [boost] Strict or lax build configuration
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-16 07:16:13
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> Vladimir Prus
> Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 9:57 AM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] Strict or lax build configuration
> I have a question how building Boost should behave when the user
> provides wrong configuration information. E.g., suppose you have this in
> using python : 3.20 : /nowhere ;
> or alternatively, in 1.42 a user runs Boost.Build as follows:
> ./bjam -sZLIB_INCLUDES=/still-nowhere ...
> What should happen?
> - A hard error. After all, the user wanted that specific configuration. And
> warnings are easy to miss.
> - A warning. Autodetection will still run and possibly find a random version
> - A hard error, but also run autodetection and let user know what was found.
> For example:
> Could not find Python version 3.20 in /nowhere.
> There is a valid installation of 2.5 in /usr.
> Remove the 'using python' statement to use it.
- A hard error, but also run autodetection and let user know what was found.
Could not find Python version 3.20 in /somewhere.
There is a valid installation of 2.5 in /usr.
Remove the 'using python' version to use Python version 2.5 in /usr
or install Python version 3.20 at /somewhere.
for the oligoneuronic? (mea culpa!)
(Remove the 'using python' statement means you don't want Python at all?)
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