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Subject: Re: [boost] Interface for configuring third-party dependencies
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-07 14:42:26

On 10/7/2010 11:20 AM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> Second, it will possible to specify external dependencies in user-config.jam,
> or any other configuration file. This approach is slightly more complicated,
> as one has to edit a config file, but retains configuration and permits
> to specify multiple configuration for an external dependency -- which
> is not possible using environment variables. Roughly, the syntax will
> be:
> using zlib
> : condition<target-os>windows
> : include-path whatever
> : library-path something-else
> ;
> The 'condition' parameter specifies when this declaration will be picked up.
> Other parameters mirror the environment variables above.

Since this is the replacement for the external library support extension
I have.. I have one question.. Where would support for configuring the
"variation" (i.e. what settings to use when the library/ies are used)
fit in the above? Or is the above only for pre-built libraries?

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