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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] [Build/make tools] My strong interest in some 'boost-config' script...
From: Ravi (lists_ravi_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-11 10:24:54
On Wednesday 11 March 2009 06:54:24 François Mauger wrote:
> Up to now and AFAIK it seems Boost does not provide such script that
> could be generated at build stage for any Unix-like system. Of
> course, I wrote my own script for my own usage (and for people who
> work with me). But at the end, I think it would be better to use an
> `official' tool. For my experience, it is also a strong argument to
> convince newbies to use Boost on top of standard C++, because it comes
> in some rather transparent way.
> So I have a few questions:
> - Is there such a script hidden in the Boost source tree?
No, to the best of my knowledge.
> - If not, is there any plan to provide one?
Again, no; however, if you use bjam or cmake, it is possible to obtain the
information with a little extra work.
> - Is someone else interested with it?
I am interested. However, this question should be asked in the boost.build and
in the boost.cmake mailing lists because a boost-config file script would be
generated at install time by the appropriate build system. It is very easy to
write a cmake script to do it and is probably just as easy for boost.build.
Patches would likely be welcome on both mailing lists.
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