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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] modular builds
From: Stefan Seefeld (stefan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-05-04 13:11:13

On 04/05/15 12:55 PM, Rene Rivera wrote:
> I'm trying to decipher what your goals are. Since I can't see what use
> case you are trying to solve. Are you:
> 1. Trying to support building BPL against an external system provided
> regular Boost install?
> 2. Support building BPL with a full Boost tree checkout?
> 3. Users building their apps with BPL already built and installed?
> 4. Something else?

I'm trying to do 1), i.e. assume a development platform with Boost
libraries preinstalled, then check out and work on boost.python,
building it against the system libs only.

> (And if that experiment succeeds, I'm sure other library
> maintainers may
> want to do something similar with their libraries. *That* would
> bring us
> much closer to a "modular boost".)
> I would avoid putting too much effort into this until the use case(s)
> is *very* clear. Kludging something together in BB tends to backfire.

I noticed. :-)

But, I believe my use-case is quite clear (and might be useful to lots
of developers).


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