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Subject: Re: [boost] [Regex] Building Boost.Regex with ICU
From: Artyom (artyomtnk_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-09-21 05:13:58

> > Or maybe just document or implement a functionality that allows
> > to check existence and likability of generic library
> > and generic header? (as I for example need iconv as well)
> >
> > Once time pass more and more Boost libraries would actually use
> > 3rd part components as reinventing the wheel sometimes quite hard.
> I did actually make a start at boiler plating all this so it works more like
> autoconf - take a look at the attached example - the thing to look at is the
> zlib example right at the end of the Jamfile - the rest of the Jamfile is
> the actual boilerplate plus some tests. Unfortunately there are still a few
> warts in the code but it should give you the general idea.
> Even so, if several folks are testing for the same thing, it still makes
> sense to centralize the tests.
> Cheers, John.

Small note:

Generally it is very simple to do a standard template like:

   int main() { return 0; }

And it would fail if you would try to link with not-existing library, no need to

anything unusual. You don't need to call any function explicitly. This is the
way autoconf works.



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