Subject: Re: [boost] clang-win, (Thin)LTO this time
From: degski (degski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-11-08 05:25:19
On Wed, 7 Nov 2018 at 16:01, Peter Dimov via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>
> The first level of quoting is b2 quoting:
> using clang-win : : "C:\\Program Files\\LLVM\\clang-cl.exe" ;
> Here the quotes and the backslashes are b2 quoting; the value itself ends
> 'C:\Program Files\LLVM\clang-cl.exe' (without the single quotes of course.)
> If you don't quote, as in
> using clang-win : : C:/Program Files/LLVM/clang-cl.exe ;
> b2 will split this on the space character and the value will be a list of
> `C:/Program` and `Files/LLVM/clang-cl.exe`.
> using clang-win : : "C:\\Program Files\\LLVM\\clang-cl.exe"
> the result is a list of `C:\Program Files\LLVM\clang-cl.exe` and
> The second level of quoting, which clang-win.jam applies to the above list
> manually with
> compiler = "\"$(compiler)\"" ;
> is for the Windows command line. The result is a command line of the form
> "C:\Program Files\LLVM\clang-cl.exe" "-fuse-ld=lld" <args>
> It's not clang-cl.exe that strips the quotes here, it's cmd.exe. Without
> quotes, it will give an error that `C:\Program` isn't found.
> The quotes around `-fuse-ld=lld` are unnecessary in this case, as this
> argument has no spaces, but they don't hurt. They would be needed for
> something like (hypothetically) "-fsome-path=C:\Program Files\somepath".
Thanks for the clarification.
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