From: Jonathan Wakely (cow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-26 08:43:05
Attached patch implements the idea I proposed below, in case it's
On Thu, May 26, 2005 at 08:48:39AM -0400, Jeff Flinn wrote:
> "Jonathan Wakely" <cow_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> > On Wed, May 25, 2005 at 07:18:46PM -0400, David Abrahams wrote:
> >> Caleb Epstein <caleb.epstein_at_[hidden]> writes:
> >> > Admittedly there should be example command lines for vc-7_1 etc and
> >> > not just gcc.
> >> Can you suggest where we should show those examples? There are quite
> >> a few toolsets! Maybe in the table?
> > Maybe the example should feature VC, since the VC users are the ones
> > likely to be least familiar and least comfortable with a command line
> > tool and figuring out the right options.
> > Unix users are used to scouring man pages to determine the right set of
> > cryptic flags and switches, so tailor it to the users who need the most
> > hand-holding with the command-line process.
> This is absolutely one of those ideas that after you hear it, you think,
> "well that was obvious". :) It provides the biggest bang for the samllest
> I think that if the current example were as you suggest, this whole topic
> probably would not have come up. Issuing:
> bjam "-sTOOLS=vc-7_1" install
> would probably do what the majority of first time users would intuit. I
> would probably have windows explorer open and have gotten visual feedback on
> where the directories were placed. If I didn't like the default location, I
> would just move the directories to where I wanted them.
> Now my only concerns would be the ease of getting a bjam.exe available and
> the inconsistency in naming for the VC targets:
> msvc // VC6.5 can we add vc6_5?
> vc7 // VC7 would vc7_0 be better?
> vc-7_1 // VC7.1 why the dash? why not vc7_1?
> Jeff Flinn
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