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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-31 05:47:10

Paul A Bristow wrote:

>>-----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.

I'd guess that fixing that in jam is less work than editing all Jamfiles (or writing
a script to edit all Jamfiles). That said, nobody had the time still, patches welcome.

- Volodya

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