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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-22 12:04:38

Doug Gregor wrote:
> On May 22, 2007, at 10:53 AM, David Abrahams wrote:
>> FWIW, it was a design goal of Boost.Build v2 to get away from builds
>> that depend on environment variables.
> We combined configuration and build steps into one pass, somewhat
> confusing the issue. When there are separate "configure" and "build"
> steps, it makes sense for the "configure" step to obey environment
> variables whereas the "build" step would not.

It seems perfectly reasonable to create such a generic toolset, whether
it uses env vars or not. Doing this was on my todo list once upon a time.

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