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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-27 11:01:08

"Jeff Flinn" <TriumphSprint2000_at_[hidden]> writes:

> "David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> ...
>>> In other words are the following doable?
>>> bjam "-sTOOLS=vc6_5" install
>>> bjam "-sTOOLS=vc7_0" install
>>> bjam "-sTOOLS=vc7_1" install
>> Sure, but the easy way is just to rename the toolset files.
>> But seriously, you really are comfortable with the underscore?
> Yes, as an underscore is commonly seen in identifiers throughout boost, stl
> and C++ for that matter. I (perhaps incorrectly?) view vc6_5, vc7_0, vc7_1
> as identifiers in this context as well. Pressing a few extra shift keys once
> every 4-6 months when installing a new version of boost seems like little
> overhead to me. ;-)

It just seems like a silly opportunity for confusion to use
underscores when we can easily use dots. Nobody says "I'm using
Visual C++ 6_5."

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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