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Subject: Re: [boost] Building Boost 1.69 with Visual Studio 1.69
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-02-22 11:25:38

If you are confused about what is going on using b2 (sadly, a not unusual state :-( for one daft language writing another daft
language), I find

b2 --debug-configuration and -d2 ... produces much output, but also potential illumination.

Windows path are a minefield and there is a special place in hell for whoever allowed spaces in failenames, and muddled back and
forward slashes.

\ is the escape char, so if you really want a \, convert to \\. Typically needed for Windows filenames.

If you really want a ", put \" ...



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Trueman, Chris via Boost
> Sent: 19 February 2019 12:18
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Cc: Trueman, Chris
> Subject: [boost] Building Boost 1.69 with Visual Studio 1.69
> Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself given the recent topic about picking a version number for the latest MSVC toolset but I'm
> having trouble building boost 1.69 with Visual Studio 2019 preview. I blindly assumed the toolset was 14.20 (given the directory
> where cl.exe is found). Letting b2 determine the version yields vc141 in the lib names. Trying to force 142 with:
> using msvc : 14.2 : <path to cl.exe> ;
> in project-config.jam yields errors about unescaped characters.
> Suggestions welcomed.
> Chris.
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