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Subject: Re: [boost] RFC: Separating Boost.Python from Boost
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-05-31 00:20:29

On Sat, May 30, 2015 at 3:37 PM, Steven Watanabe <watanabesj_at_[hidden]>

> On 05/30/2015 01:24 PM, Robert Ramey wrote:
> >
> > If boost build doesn't do it this way but rather depends upon some list,
> > well it would be easy for boost build to generate the list from the
> > directory structure - no other changes necessary.
> >
> >
> > Actually, this would be quite easy for me to implement as as shell
> > script. I realize that this would repeat some dependency checking but it
> > would still work. In general, the building of all of boost should be
> > the union of building each library in the libs directory. Similar for
> > test.
> >
> Building is currently done this way (with a few special
> cases). The tests have a hard-coded list in status/.

I've wished for some time that was not the case. And that we could do a
simple glob and automate the set of tested libraries. But the non-flat
structure of the current arrangement makes that much harder than just
having a manual list. I've mentioned before that I would very much prefer
if we didn't have libraries within libraries in the libs structure. As a
flat structure would make it possible to automate. But library authors have
ignored my view on this. Note this also make the root build files more
complicated than they need to be.

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