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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] [build] Compiler requirement for a header only library
From: Dean Michael Berris (mikhailberis_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-25 21:58:47

On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 8:25 AM, Edward Diener <eldiener_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I have a header only library, which needs a particular compiler requirement
> to be set when the library's header files are included. I do not want to
> have to change the jam file for every library which uses my library. Is
> there a way to do this with Boost Build so that any library which includes
> one of my library's header files has the particular option for the
> particular compiler set properly. I do know about conditional requirements
> in Boost Build but I do not understand how a particular jamfile in a header
> directory can enforce such an option for other libraries.

In your header-only lib you can check for the options used to compile
it -- if it's not there, use #error or #warning to let the user know
what's to be done.

I'm not sure if there's a way to do this in Boost.Build itself,
although it would be awesome if there was a way to do this.


Dean Michael Berris

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