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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-07-24 13:57:45

Roland Schwarz wrote:

> I tried to work out Volodyas proposal a little more.
> It looks very promising what I got so far.
> I generalized the concept and introduced an external-lib target
> which derives from searched-lib. The generator is in the file
> external.jam.
> Basically a <name> property is added, that allows indirect rule calls,
> i.e. <name>@myrule .
> This works on linux so far. However I expect a problem on msvc
> compilers: The static (searched) boost libraries are prefixed with
> a "lib" tag which is not part of the compilers policy, but boost
> policy. So I think the boost tag rule will need to be altered to
> capture this. What do you think?
> My solution is in the both attached files.
> I appreciate any feedback!

I wanted to quickly reply, so that you don't think your
contribution is ignored.

I've some personal matters at hand right now, so I won't
be able to look into this in detail today. However, I hope
to reply by Thursday; if I fail, feel free to ping me here,
on on IRC.

- Volodya

> Roland

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