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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-31 05:23:39

>-----Original Message-----
>From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Vladimir Prus
>Sent: 31 August 2007 10:12
>To: boost_at_[hidden]
>Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost.Build] installation problem
>david shaw wrote:

>> I open the user-config.jam file (like explained) and I
>modify the file,

> using gcc : : "C:\mingw\bin\g++";
>and if so, you need a whitespace before ";"

This syntax is so foreign - bizarre even - to most users, that I would beg someone PLEASE to put a warning on ALL jamfiles,
something like

# WARNING! Jam syntax means you need a whitespace before every ;

I'll bet this trips up every single first-time user (been there, done that), usually when you are struggling to understand what ithe
jamfile is trying to do.


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