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From: Rene Rivera (grafik.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-26 11:33:15

David Abrahams wrote:
> Rene Rivera <grafik.list_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>David Abrahams wrote:
>>>"Hendrik Schober" <SpamTrap_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>>>David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>>>"Hendrik Schober" <SpamTrap_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>Or we can have a more explicit example, i.e.:
>> C:\boost-1_32_0>bjam.exe "-sTOOLS=vc-7_1" stage
>>The idea being to show the context of the shell to make it clear that
>>"bjam.exe" is the program name. Unix people are familiar enough with
>>Windows to understand the above also.
> IMO there's no excuse for writing ".exe" there, and it will only make
> it less easy for Unix people. Make the prompt a different color and
> then we have something that really is less likely to confuse anyone.

OK. Agree.

>>>Well, jamma culpa too. And bjamma culpa for not fixing that
>>>restriction. It makes it hard for us every time we have to tell
>>>people to add some special bjam option to the command-line. The ones
>>>beginning with a single "-" (and only those) need to come first.
>>>Dumb, dumb, dumb.
>>Well I guess this is as good a time as any to fix that silly
> Does that mean you're doing it?


>>>Okay, maybe we should put "quick boost install instructions" in a
>>>at the top of every toolset description page.
>>Possibly.. But ouch.. That's going to be an upkeep nightmare. Keeping
>>the instructions consistent in the long run will be hard.
> Not really; we're retiring v1, remember?

Except that I'd think we would have an equivalent set of instructions
for BBv2. Of course those instructions are less involved as setting up
the toolsets is easier, and hopefully it can be automatic.

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