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Subject: Re: [boost] RFC: Separating Boost.Python from Boost
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir.prus_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-05-30 08:07:15

On 5/30/2015 12:43 PM, Bjorn Reese wrote:
> On 05/30/2015 05:11 AM, Robert Ramey wrote:
>> So you could build boost python with having the upper level bjam files.
> [...]
>> Why would anyone want to use this? and for what?
> I do not know why anyone want to do that for Boost.Python, but this
> problem is of a general nature.
> Every author of a new Boost library has to go through the "birth-pain"
> of getting their library to build with Boost.Build while it is not part
> of monolithic Boost yet.
> Currently, the easiest way is to checkout the Boost codebase and then
> copy your library in there. A more involved alternative is to cheat
> Boost.Build into believing that your library is part of the Boost code
> base by adding lots of symbolic links all around. Neither solution is
> feasible if you want other projects to use your library.
> Being able to build such proposed libraries without upper level bjam
> files would help a lot. This could lower the pratical barriers of
> entry for new Boost libraries.

If that's perceived a significant problem, I can try to improve
that - like, I could try making upcoming Boost.DLL testable without


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