To make OS-specific builds using the same bjam script, I see two ways to refer to ThirdParty (TP) lib names and their paths:


  1. Define every TP lib as TP_WIN_lib and TP_LINUX_lib and refer to the OS-specific libs in the Jamfiles as something like this:




  1. Define only one var (TP_lib) in user-config.jam. So, this would obviously differ in the two OS’s (say, TP_WIN.lib on Win and TP_LINUX.a on Linux). However, the Jamfile just refers to TP_lib.


The paths could be say, c:\win\dir  on Win and /usr/lib/blah on Linux.


Is option 2 considered better? Is there another option better than both?


Thanks so much,

Anant Rao