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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Newbie questions
From: Boris Schaeling (boris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-07-13 08:44:57

On Mon, 13 Jul 2009 14:17:37 +0200, Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> wrote:


thanks for your answer!

> [...]Yes, <os> is old feature. Use <target-os> or <host-os> these days.

As the documentation doesn't mention <host-os> I wonder how to find out
which features (and rules) exist. Is there any Jamfile which defines all
features (and rules) and can be used as an always up-to-date reference? I
sometimes read about features in this mailing list and wonder how people
knew that they exist.

> [...]At present, Boost.Build is not checking if it's inside Boost tree,
> or not.

Then my understanding is correct that it is impossible to link to a Boost
C++ library without using a hardcoded path in a Jamfile? I ask as I've
seen sometimes variables used like BOOST_ROOT or BOOST_PATH. They are not
automatically inherited or set though but must have been defined in a
project's Jamfile?


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