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From: K. Noel Belcourt (kbelco_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-04-26 15:50:13

On Apr 26, 2007, at 1:43 PM, Stefan Seefeld wrote:

> Martin Wille wrote:
>> Thomas Witt wrote:
>>> In article <4630E0FB.4090905_at_[hidden]> Jeff Garland
>>> <jeff_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>> I think searching paths outside the boost tree for a user-
>>>> config.jam
>>>> without explicit user input and, in particular, choosing it
>>>> ahead of
>>>> one in that is in the local boost tree is a bug -- it violates the
>>>> principle of least surprise.
>>> FWIW it's not that clear cut to me. You really want to be able to
>>> configure
>>> boost build in some central place without having to look for
>>> stuff that
>>> might interfere.
>> I think Jeff wants these priorities:
>> 1. local (to the project) configuration files
>> 2. user configuration
>> 3. system configuration
> FWIW, I totally agree

Me too. We've had dozens of users hit this same problem (finding the
user-config.jam in their home directory and ignoring the one in their
project). Let me add my voice to this proposed change.

-- Noel Belcourt

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