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From: David Abrahams (gclbb-jamboost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-16 14:31:40

gclbb-jamboost_at_[hidden] writes:

> 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

I don't understand the meaning of this. Libraries are built in
different ways. Some libraries have build instructions which use
tool-specific adjustments to build options, to work around bugs or
enable required features.

> which seems then to transcend any particular libraries concerns.
> I'm posting this to know if my saying this is totally unfounded.

Can't say until I understand what you're asking

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


See for all the gories.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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