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From: gclbb-jamboost_at_[hidden]
Date: 2003-06-16 11:54:33

In article <uvfv8cdmy.fsf_at_[hidden]>,
David Abrahams <jamboost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>gclbb-jamboost_at_[hidden] writes:
>> Hmm, this post is larger than I thought, so I'll leave this
>> here for now except to quicky say I've posted this here since
>> I believe it is a build question, although underneath it all,
>> it may apply to the design of Boost, etc. Lastly, if I'm
>> really off base in any or all of the above, then it's
>> probably so that a lot of the above is non-questions
>> or totally off-base statements and so probably won't
>> warrant a detailed answer. Either way, thanks in advance
>> for any insights.
>Nothing wrong with your concerns, but I don't think this is really a
>question having to do with the build tools so much as with the
>philosophy behind various libraries' use of platform features.
>Actually, multiple philosophies, since the libraries differ in that
>respect. As such, I think it would be more appropriately posted to
>the main Boost list.
>(FWIW, the Boost.Python library always ends up with a superset of the
>dependencies induced by <Python.h>. Furthermore like most of the
>other Boost libraries, it builds as a DLL, which, on Windows, means
>the use of non-standard extensions for all practical purposes).

I've presented this at a higher level, and hence as a build
question, because, it seems the libs are being built in different
ways across tools, which seems then to transcend any particular
libraries concerns. I'm posting this to know if my saying this
is totally unfounded.

As an aside, where is the "main Boost list" as a NG?
For instance, this one shows as

Comeau C/C++ ONLINE ==>
World Class Compilers: Breathtaking C++, Amazing C99, Fabulous C90.
Comeau C/C++ with Dinkumware's Libraries... Have you tried it?

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