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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-01-11 22:19:47

Doug Gregor <dgregor_at_[hidden]> writes:

> I thought I answered this already? Anyway...

I don't remember seeing it.

> "configure" needs to look for Python because it needs to know whether
> it should add a "using python" line to its own user-config.jam file.


[what happens when the user already has a user-config.jam?]

> And once it has found Python, the best way to be sure that it then
> builds with the Python it found

and why does that matter?

> is by putting the detected root and version into its
> user-config.jam.
> If we let BBv2 find Python at "make" time, it could find a different
> Python from what "configure" found (due to changes to the PATH, for
> example).

So what?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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