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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] generating headers out of Jamfile
From: Oliver Kowalke (oliver.kowalke_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-30 10:35:23

Am 30.01.2011 16:13, schrieb Vladimir Prus:
> I think the question here is what Boost.Build should do when you build with MIPS gcc
> and don't specify any abi explicitly:
> 1. Just invoke gcc without any options, and set<abi> property to whatever default value gcc
> has.
> 2. Invoke gcc with the option that matches OS built properties. In that case, we need a
> way to discover how OS was built.
> It seems to me that (1) might be better approach, because it is easlier to explain and understand.
> Further, if default abi of system gcc differs from the abi used for the system, it means
> that gcc was invoked with explicit abi options to build that system, and it's reasonable to
> ask the user to specify abi=xxx explicitly when using Boost.Build, too.
> What do you think?

I would prefer the second item but I'm not familiar with - I
thought it could evaluate the environment and set the related properties
(if <abi> is not an optional property).

If possible it has to compile and execute a test app:

#if defined(__gcc__)
#if defined(__mips__)
#if _MIPS_SIM == _ABIO32
    fprintf(stdout,"o32 abi\n");
#elif _MIPS_SIM == _ABIN32
    fprintf(stdout,"n32 abi\n");
#elif _MIPS_SIM == _ABI64
    fprintf(stdout,"n64 abi\n");
    #error "unknown MIPS ABI"
#elif defined(__ppc__)

I can help a little bit to collect the predefined macros.


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