Re: List of FTBFS in Ubuntu
On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 2:50 PM, Roger Leigh <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.