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Re: List of FTBFS in Ubuntu

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 2:50 PM, Roger Leigh <rleigh@codelibre.net> wrote:
>> >> These are using proprietary vendor-specific #pragmas.  It's pretty
>> >
>> > True, but IMO the concept seems pretty useful.
>> >
>> > Why do you think it's horrible? It appears to work well.
>> >
>> >> horrible, not to mention fragile--if any header fails to include the
>> >> correct bits of magic, it all falls apart.  If they had spent just
>> >> a fraction of the time implementing that to support pkg-config, we
>> >> wouldn't have a problem.
>> >
>> > g++ and MSVC don't use pkg-config (AFAIK).
>> > So the complexity is pushed down instead of up.

> Yes?  I didn't really have anything further to add to the discussion,
> unless I've missed something.  Were you wanting something specific?

I was wondering why you considered the auto linking stuff to be so horrible.
IMO the best solution would be to get auto link support into GCC too.

> The only thing I'm lacking is the expertise to integrate it with
> upstream's build system, bjam.  If you (or anyone else) has any
> understanding of it, that would be most helpful.

I don't have any bjam experience.


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