Date: 2020-09-24 11:30:37
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost <boost-bounces_at_[hidden]> On Behalf Of Alexander Grund via Boost
> Sent: 24 September 2020 11:59
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Cc: Alexander Grund <alexander.grund_at_[hidden]>
> Subject: [boost] Configure check guidelines
> >> On 9/24/20 11:19 AM, Alexander Grund via Boost wrote:
> >>> Is there some common practice where to put such configure checks
> >>> that are required to build the library?
> >> I'm putting configure/build time checks in the config directory at the top level of the library.
> >> But I don't think there is an official guideline wrt. this.
> > I think there should be. And not just in JSON metadata. But it is a
> > big job for some libraries, duplicating what is in jamfiles.
> Starting a new thread. TLDR: Where should (source)files go that are required during the "configure" step
> of a regular build?
> Not sure what is meant by JSON metadata as I don't see how that is related. Can you elaborate?
This was Edward Diener's original suggestion that the Boost metadata currently giving name, author etc could include the C++ standard level applicable.
It is the data for this list https://www.boost.org/doc/libs/
The discussion is here, for the record and new people joining this thread
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