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Subject: Re: [boost] Use of third-party libraries
From: Michael Shepanski (mps_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-07-23 08:09:01

On 23/07/2014 9:31 PM, Andrey Semashev wrote:
> The library build scripts should perform auto-detection checks at
> build time. I have something like this in Boost.Log, although I test
> whether the compiler supports SSE/AVX and whether Message Compiler is
> available. But the approach should be similar - you attempt to compile
> a test application and set up build macros or select the actual
> sources to build from.
> You can also take a look at Boost.IOStreams which detect if bzip2 and
> zlib are available. Boost.Thread also contains some auto-detection
> checks, I think.

Thanks Andrey.

It seems I'll have to lift my Boost.Build skills quite a bit. Fair enough.

Also I'm thinking that my approach of having separate backend libraries
is not right. The idea had been that a user decides which backend
library to download and build, but that is not going to be happening a
boost context. Everything should be in the "quince" library, every user
downloads it all, and its build script decides which components to build.

--- Michael

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