Subject: Re: [boost] 1.43 build broken on MSVC 8.0
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-21 14:41:36
On 5/21/2010 1:06 PM, Beman Dawes wrote:
> On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 12:59 PM, Rene Rivera<grafikrobot_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On 5/21/2010 11:49 AM, Beman Dawes wrote:
>>> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 11:14 AM, Stephan Menzel
>>> <stephan.menzel_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>> ... perhaps bjam should
>>>> complain about non-existing switches...
>>> That would add considerably to robustness.
>>> Any possibility of adding a check for non-existent switches?
>> Sorry I overlooked this thread.. Which switches are you referring to?
>> Switches given to bjam? To the toolsets?
> IIUC, the OP used this command line after a booststrap:
> ./bjam.exe --architecture=amd64 --address-model=64 -j2 link=shared ...
> and Volodya replied that "Neither--architecture=amd64 nor
> --address-model=64 ever worked."
> Thus the comment about the possibility of adding a check for
> non-existent switches.
> Providing some options that require no "-', some that require "-", and
> some that require "--" may make sense from an internal perspective,
> but this is terribly confusing to the user. So the user often makes
> mistakes. To have the mistakes silently ignored makes it difficult or
> impossible for the ordinary user.
Ah, yes, we've had that come up before.. Unfortunately the "--" options
are an open set. So it's rather hard to actually detect when those are
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