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Subject: Re: [boost] Use of third-party libraries
From: Roland Bock (rbock_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-07-25 04:14:33

On 2014-07-25 09:49, Gavin Lambert wrote:
> On 25/07/2014 18:53, Michael Shepanski wrote:
>>> Assuming there is no backend for the database I am interested in, I
>>> might want to have quince core in order to develop that backend. I
>>> therefore think that quince core should always be built.
>> In that case, sooner or later you're going to have to tweak quince's jam
>> file, to make the building of your backend contingent on the presence of
>> some third-party library (fron MySQL or Oracle or whatever).
> You're assuming that all backends must be built as part of the quince
> tree.
> What if I wanted to write a backend private to a particular
> application and never intended to be published (perhaps it's some
> proprietary data format rather than a "real" database)?
> If the core were always built, it could be used with a custom backend
> that quince's jam file knows nothing about. (Provided that the core
> itself doesn't have to be modified to add a new backend -- but I would
> hope that's true as it's part of standard coding principles.)

My thoughts exactly :-)

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