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From: Roland Schwarz (roland.schwarz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-04-18 04:38:53

Mat Marcus wrote:
> Interesting. I see cygwin as providing a shell, a compiler, and a
> bunch of useful utilities that enhance my windows OS experience.

This rises the question "what exactly is a cross target?".

Is it different processor?
Is it different instruction set?
Is it different operating system?
Is it different runtime libaries?
Is it different ABI?
Is it different compiler?

Boost Build already goes a long way to cleanly specify most of these
issues by "universal" features. I see cross platform just a way to
further extend on this idea and map all of the above to features.

While this already has been done for the most of the above, the
interaction with the generators (when it comes to "classical"
meaning of cross compile) is not yet ideal.

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