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From: Victor A. Wagner Jr. (vawjr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-02 11:22:34

At Saturday 2004-10-02 03:11, you wrote:
>>Hmmm, I hadn't realized John was going to change it (we went to all the
>>trouble of checking for the environment variable just so we COULD keep
>>the original path)
>>John, I think looking in the registry is a BAD idea... the Environment
>>variables are readily visible to users, the registry is NOT
>Just to be clear here - I haven't changed anything yet - or even
>experimented with such a change, more like thinking out loud.

It was to THIS change I referred when I said: "John was going to change"
no change should have been necessary.........................

T:\Projects\boost\tools\build\v1>cvs log vc8.0-tools.jam

RCS file: /cvsroot/boost/boost/tools/build/v1/vc8.0-tools.jam,v
Working file: vc8.0-tools.jam
head: 1.4
locks: strict
access list:
symbolic names:
keyword substitution: kv
total revisions: 4; selected revisions: 4
revision 1.4
date: 2004/10/01 10:39:16; author: johnmaddock; state: Exp; lines: +2 -1
Updated default install path to reflect current Beta.

>However if a particular toolset readily identifies itself in the registry,
>that seems to be a lot more reliable than messing with environment
>variables that the user has to type in every time they want to use Boost.

I didn't suggest that the user type in anything, I suggested we use the
environment variable(s) which are put there by the install process.

>BTW the Metrowerks jam-toolset already works this apparently.
>Unsubscribe & other changes:

Victor A. Wagner Jr.
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