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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] [Locale] Help Needed with Boost-Build
From: Artyom (artyomtnk_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-09-22 15:45:05

> > Input Options:
> >
> > - with icu - turned on by default.
> > - with iconv (turned off by default in Windows and Solaris)
> I guess I need to clarify what 'on' for those mean. I understand
> that 'off' means the corresponding library should not be checked
> for and used. Does 'on' mean to check for library? Or to use it,
> and fail if it's not found?

On means check for library and if not found,
just don't use it as we can't

> For example, on Linux, by default, we should probe for ICU and
> use it if available. If "with icu on" is explicitly specified by
> user, what should we do?

Let the user to override defaults if he says on on something
that is turned on... does not mater.

The general line:

- Make build as simple and rich with best options by default
- Let user override the options, unless the mandatory libraries
  are not found.



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