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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Python port development
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-09 15:14:09


Any way you can change your email config such that the quoting
attributions are kept? It's getting hard to figure out who said what :-\

On 7/9/2010 1:40 PM, Artyom wrote:
>>> - Creation of config.h like files or results of compile time checks..
>> Generating header files is fairly easy. I usually use make/print.
> Easy but still. In autotools it is just generated with all checks, in CMake you
> have a simple template that is filled automatically.
> Once again. I can write everything and anything but the question is the effort.
> I'm sure that you can do most of stuff with BB, the question is how
> simple is that.

Well, I'm biased on this point since I wrote a good chunk of the
printing support.. But I find what I use in the build_extensions to be
much easier, and configurable, than autoconf/tools for generating source
files. For an example see the irrlicht build extension
Of course that's only generation not system configuration. So part of
your point is valid in that it *currently* is more work to do *exactly*
the same as autoconf/tools do. But that wont be the case for very much
longer. And you'll be able to do it cross-platform and multi-tools *at
the same time*. Sorry, I'm preaching.. It's hard to avoid in these
conversations ;-)

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