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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] selecting Python version for Boost.Python
From: Stefan Seefeld (stefan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-02-06 23:40:04

On 06.02.2018 18:08, Steven Watanabe via Boost-build wrote:
> On 02/06/2018 03:40 PM, Stefan Seefeld via Boost-build wrote:
>> So now that the library name has changed, I suppose there is at least
>> one other change I need to add: Windows auto-linking support requires
>> the library name to be encoded in some source (header) file, doesn't it ?
> Right. It's in a header somewhere... probably named
> config.hpp or autolink.hpp
>> Any other changes I need to make, either to code or build logic, somewhere ?
> - python-tag is used by libraries that depend on python (I think
> mpi has python bindings). Make sure that the library naming
> makes sense for those as well.

OK, I'll send a note / question to the Boost list to see who else is
using the `python-tag` rule.

> - --layout=system should probably continue using the current
> naming scheme (python/python3)

Hmm, more and more distributions rename 'python' to 'python2' to prepare
for a pending move to Python 3 by default. So I'd like to propose we
follow that trend.

> - boostcpp.jam in develop has code to use an old naming scheme.
> --layout=versioned-1.66 should use the old names. (This
> is only intended to make updating Boost less painful
> whenever we change library naming.).

I'm not sure I understand,  but I'll look at the code to figure out what
that "versioned-1.66" scheme is.



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