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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-10-20 04:33:49

----- Original Message -----
From: "Toon Knapen" <toon.knapen_at_[hidden]>

> In gcc-tools.jam (and almost all others) the content of the
> <library-file> flag is stored in the NEEDLIBS variable.
> This does not work however.

It used to work.

> I guess, since the allyourbase.jam already uses NEEDLIBS, it can't be
> defined a second time.

I am not aware of any reason that NEEDLIBS can't be re-used in this way.

> When changing it to
> flags gcc LIBRARYFILE <library-file> ;
> for instance and thus also changing the (one of the) NEEDLIBS variable
> into LIBRARYFILE on the link-line, it does work correctly.

That's very strange.

> (Dave, if you want I can perform the change in CVS)

I'd like to have a satisfactory explanation of why it works first.

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