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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-15 07:34:27

Markus Schöpflin <markus.schoepflin_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Vladimir Prus wrote:
> > Should <toolset> feature be symmetric. IOW, if "gcc" is default
> > toolset for me, should targets be built to
> >
> > bin/debug
> >
> > or to
> >
> > bin/gcc/debug
> >
> > ? I think first alternative is preferred --- the shorter paths in
> > the most common case, the better. Other opinions?
> This is ok as long as the user has the option to enable bin/gcc/debug,
> as he might also need bin/acc/debug and /bin/vacpp/debug and so on.
> This should be possible for the platform as well, I think. Like
> bin/linux/gcc and bin/aix/gcc and bin/sunos/gcc and so on.

Yeah, I agree with Markus. As soon as the user-config.jam or
site-config.jam makes multiple toolsets available, it should
definitely be symmetric.

Well, it's even more interesting: you might have multiple toolsets in
the site-config, but the user-config might say "I just use one
compiler". In that case, it shouldn't be symmetric.

David Abrahams * Boost Consulting
dave_at_[hidden] *

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