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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-03-28 09:58:36

Hi Richard,

Your ideas are excellent. However, we're trying not to do too much more
work on Boost.Build v1 and we /really/ hope that v2 will rely much less
on environment variables. Of course, it seems likely to me that we'll
still use some environment variables to do default configuration (e.g.
detecting the OS). We'll be sure to document a method to find out what
configuration the build system thinks it's got, and a method for
explicitly telling it what configuration it should have.

How doesn that sound?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Hadsell" <hadsell_at_[hidden]>

> I would recommend that Jam or Boost show up front somewhere in the
Build instructions a list of all
> relevant environment variables. If the list is too long to document
each one, you could just name
> them, and you could indicate that everything matching BOOST_* is


> I don't want to upset your basic approach, especially if you have
strong opinions about how you want
> the user to set up his environment. However, you should at least
document with some obvious caveats
> what you expect from the environment. Many of us have been
customizing our environments for a long
> time and have good reasons for doing so.
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