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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-27 06:45:37

David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> writes:

> 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.

It would take less time than many of us have spent posting in this

I will be happy to provide guidance (hint, hint).

Dave Abrahams
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