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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-12-05 11:07:37

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
> > I think there are a few vagaries which, if cleared up, would help us
>> understand what we're talking about:
>> 1. What is the definition of "system library"?
> "system-library" is any library which is not built using Boost.Build ---
> i.e. there's no corresponding main target.

Those may be two different questions, right? Didn't you just define a
"prebuilt" main target?

> This, in particular, includes C runtime (from my linuxish point of
> view).

OK, so it might include the Python library, Tk, OpenGL, GraphViz... ?

>> 2. Is this feature meant to express a preference or a hard
>> requirement?
> Preference. You must be able to set it globally, and not to fight
> with libraries that are available in only one variant.

Maybe <link-preference> would be better?

David Abrahams
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