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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-20 15:16:38

"John Maddock" <john_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Dave, these are good, I like them :-)
> The main thing I noticed is that you give the msvc toolset name as simply
> "msvc", but if you build with
> bjam toolset=msvc
> then the libraries won't have the msvc version number in them and
> auto-linking won't work :-(

Are you sure? If so, we should fix that. The toolset already has
code to detect the version being used. Maybe this would assuage some
of Volodya's concern about a toolset twice, once with and once without
a version number.

> Maybe lable the toolset as "msvc-x.y" and then define valid values for x and
> y in the text?

I'd rather make it "just work" than complicate the instructions. I do
say that you can add an explicit version number if you choose to, but
obviously that ain't enough.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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