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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] string interest in some `boost-config' script..
From: tom fogal (tfogal_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-11 19:56:32

Francois Mauger <mauger_at_[hidden]> writes:
> As a programmer under Unix-like systems, I really appreciate when
> a library (say `mylib') provides some `mylib-config' script that
> helps its users to build compiler flags. Several industrial strength
> libraries have such a tool: GSL, MySQL and, in the field of particle
> physics software I work: CLHEP, ROOT, CERNLIB...

Nowadays this practice has been superseded by pkg-config, but yes, I
agree that these scripts are quite convenient.

> Up to now and AFAIK it seems Boost does not provide such script that
> could be generated at build stage for any system. 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.

I think you should post your addition to the dev mailing list. I, for
one, would like to see such a script distributed with a standard boost


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