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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-24 07:05:07

Paul A Bristow wrote:

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>>[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of John Maddock
>>Sent: 24 October 2007 08:01
>>To: boost_at_[hidden]
>>Subject: Re: [boost] on quickbook/docbook etc
>>> I now get a bunch of errors of the type:
>>> Any ideas?
>>Yes: the paths in user-config.jam need to use *forward
>>slashes* even when
>>they're Windows paths, since \ is a Jam-language escape character :-(
> Right! I'm sure many users fall into this trap, including me.
> *Please* can we have a comment warning about this - and the bizarre 'you
> need spaces' syntax.
> I'm sure this simple addition would avoid a big load of grief - there's a
> lot of it about where bjam is involved.

Comment where? user-config.jam, or boost-build docs or getting started?

- Volodya

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