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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Boost.Python build (config ?) error
From: Sophonet (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-03-29 15:35:23


> And it's always been that way since the dawn of py3 :-) When I made my
> changes they where to correct corner cases when there was only one of
> 2 or 3 installed, or nothing was installed and for further selecting
> the py version if configuration conditions where specified. I.e.
> having more than one of py3 configured never worked correctly.
> Although it was likely a silent undefined behavior of which actual py
> version it used under the hood.

So, as a suggestion to clean up command line options for b2:

- could there be two b2 command line parameters, python2=2.x and
python3=3.x, in order
   to support the current behavior of building python2 and python3
bindings simultaneously (if found)?

- these would need to be parsed in src/kernel/bootstrap.jam?

- and in src/tools/python.jam, near line 778, there needs to be a check
on the minor version
   specified by python2 or python3, respectively, if these parameters are

Unfortunately, I am not a jam expert, and I don't have any clue how
command line parameters are actually passed to src/tools/python.jam for
the version check...

Best regards,


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