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From: Markus Schöpflin (markus.schoepflin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-05-15 10:21:48

David Abrahams wrote:
> Yep, I see. Well, I've known for some time that some facility for
> abbreviating subvariant directories would be needed. Looks like a
> Boost.Build v2 feature, though.

I agree with you. Maybe a facility for naming subvariants would help.
The output directory would be the name of the subvariant et voilà,
problem solved. Sounds almost too easy, I wonder what I missed. :-)

> Hmm. The cygwin mkdir has the same limitation. I suggest you try building
> your own mkdir tool without limitations and setting the MKDIR variable so
> that it is invoked instead of "mkdir".

I will try this. But I have a nagging feeling that it will fail
later when invoking the compiler. :-)



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