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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-01-16 03:31:14

Hi George,

> Could someone advise me in how I would go about compiling Boost with an
> unsupported compiler?
> I am interested in getting boost to compile with the VectorC C++
> compiler. I have looked at the website Getting Started Guide, but I
> could do with some guidance on setting up the build system.
> If you could tell me what the first stages of adding a new compiler
> would be, I'd be grateful.

I would suggest that you start with Boost.Build V2. There are two choices:

1. Your compiler is option-compatible with gcc, with some minor tweaks. Then
make a copy of tools/build/v2/tools/intel-linux.jam, which "derives" from
gcc. Adjust it to your taste. The core "flags" rule is documented in

2. You compiler has unique set of options. Then use some simpile compiler as
basic, for example tools/build/v2/tools/sun.jam.

There's no complete step-by-step guide, but you might find useful for
understand the basic concepts.

- Volodya

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