Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Building Boost with multiple python versions
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-02-15 16:25:45
On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 10:23 AM, Stefan Seefeld via Boost-build <
> Hi Aaron,
> On 15.02.2017 11:18, Aaron Boman via Boost-build wrote:
> > The "using" rule is a convenience rule:
> > using MODULE_NAME : field1 : field 2 : ... : field9 ;
> > The above essentially does this:
> > import MODULE_NAME ;
> > MODULE_NAME.init field1 : field2 : ... : field9 ;
> > So, if you look at the gcc.jam module, you'll notice that its init()
> > rule's signature is this:
> > rule init ( version ? : command * : options * )
> > Thus, the using rule would be used like this:
> > using gcc : $(valid-gcc-module-version-string) :
> > $(optional-command-to-gcc-exe) : $(options) ;
> > Where $(options) can be something like <root>root/directory or
> > <flavor>mingw.
> > You can find the using() rule's definition in the toolset module.
> thanks, but I don't think that answers any of the questions.
> Specifically, my last question was about the 'version' argument to the
> gcc.init() function. Is it used to identify a compiler by version ? Or
> can it be an arbitrary string / discriminator I use to configure
> compilers with different flags (e.g. `--std=c++11` vs. `--std=c++03`) ?
For gcc it can be an arbitrary string. If I understand the python init code
correctly, which is a challenge even for me, for python it must be the
version of the interpreter (ie it checks that it matches).
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