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Subject: Re: [boost] Recommend dropping test coverage on msvc-7.1 and msvc-8.0
From: Ion Gaztañaga (igaztanaga_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-10-16 20:11:40

On 16/10/2017 14:02, Peter Dimov via Boost wrote:
> Ion Gaztañaga wrote:
>> I think it would be nice if there was a way (maybe it exists now) to
>> state in the test/build jamfile the minimum supported toolchains (say
>> msvc >= 9.0, gcc >= 4.2) by that library / test.
> There is! There are, three of them.
> [...]

Thanks Peter, very interesting and illustrative.

> Three, you can just use a built-in Boost.Build feature:
>    project : requirements <toolset>msvc-7:<build>no
> <toolset>gcc-4.1:<build>no ;

Toolset name can be defined in user-config.jam so msvc-7 is not a
generic solucion, I define in my local regression tests toolsets named
like gcc-7.1c++03, gcc-7.1c++14... Maybe an additional feature could be
added to filter toolset version with some comparison operator. Just
CC'ing Rene in case it's a good idea for future developments.



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