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Subject: Re: [boost] [Git] Regression testing modular Boost
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-30 12:52:24

on Sat Dec 29 2012, Rene Rivera <> wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 5:45 PM, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> on Sat Dec 29 2012, Rene Rivera <> wrote:
>> > Depends on your POV. It's pure in that it doesn't depend on the git
>> sources
>> > or binaries. But <>
>> > certainly has C sources to compile.
>> I think
>> answers that question.
> Ah I see.. I'll need to figure out how to have it not ask for compiling
> then. Since when I installed, IIRC, it insisted on compiling them.
>>> So virtual installing wouldn't work.. Right?
>> I think you can install extension modules in a virtualenv, but you might
>> not want to ask people to compile them anyway.
> My preference would be to avoid compiling. And ideally self-install stuff
> (this is what we already do with our own scripts).

Actually, any tester has to have a C++ compiler anyhow, right? So maybe
you'd be better off using the Python bindings to libgit2. Certainly if
you care about performance this is likely to be a big advantage.

Dave Abrahams
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