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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-22 03:51:16

Quite a number of users has complained that declaring a 'lib' target for all
system libraries one wants to use is boring. While 'lib' target allows to
select different versions for different toolsets and systems, it is perceived
as overkill if one wants to just link to a library.

We have some hidden mechanism which is simpler:

exe a : a.cpp : <find-shared-library>z ;

What about documenting it as officially allowed way to link to a library? I'd
suggest that we also introduce <find-library> which links to a library
without any preferences about shared or static linking.

This is mostly issue of documentation and a little hacking. Of course, the
existing way to use a system library will remain.


- Volodya


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