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Subject: Re: [boost] Interface for configuring third-party dependencies
From: Sergey Popov (loonycyborg_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-23 22:19:14

On Sat, 23 Oct 2010 16:22:37 +0400
Vladimir Prus <vladimir_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> - Build system has to replicate path search logic of all compilers,
> - It's possible to ask the compiler where the header was found
> - Build system ignores any path search compiler might do, locates the
> headers/libraries on its own, and the forces the compiler to use them.
You can also compile a test program that uses whatever version macros
the library offers(e.g. boost's BOOST_VERSION) to test the version and
 fail to compile if version is too old. That'll avoid the need for the
build system to find the header.

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