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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-27 05:53:57

David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> writes:

> "Hendrik Schober" <SpamTrap_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> Jonathan Wakely <cow_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>> > Attached patch implements the idea I proposed below, in case it's
>>> > wanted.
>>> Now that I look at it, I guess its effectiveness will be vastly
>>> reduced if we don't implement naming consistency for vc6 and 7, right?
>> Yes, definitely. And how about extending this (or
>> coming up with another scheme) so that it equally
>> applies to all tool sets? Because my next question
>> would be: How do I build for GCC 3.3.3 and 3.4.X?

Jonathan answered that.

>> And does "cw" really apply to CW6, 7, 8, and 9???

No, we never supported cw6, but yes to the rest.

> Just a question of how much effort we want to invest in a dying
> Boost.Build v1 -- all of this is better in BBv2 -- and, of course, a
> volunteer to do the work.

By the way, anyone who wants to make things better can do this job.
It doesn't require any special expertise at all. Just a matter of
renaming some files, dropping in some other boilerplate for backward
compatibility, and updating the documentation.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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