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Subject: Re: [boost] proposal - modularize Boost build system
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-06-19 17:00:48

Stefan Seefeld wrote:
> > On one hand, you want to use the system Boost.Build, and on the other,
> > your Jamfiles depend on features that aren't present in it. This simply
> > cannot work, your desires are contradictory.
> Not sure what your point is. I think it's perfectly normal that on some
> platforms the default (system) version of a package is too old, so a newer
> version needs to be pulled in from another repo ("testing", perhaps ?).
> That doesn't invalidate my desire to work with system packages though,
> rather than development versions.

My point is that the reason it doesn't work is that your Jamfiles are using
features not present in the system Boost.Build.

You were complaining that we need to make it work. But there's no deficiency
to be addressed here. It already works.

So what's the complaint?

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