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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-25 11:23:04

David Abrahams wrote:
> Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:
> >> That's essentially
> >>
> >> pass_toolset ? 'gcc' : self.toolset
> >>
> >> But Guido won't give us a ternary operator :(
> >
> > That's tricky ;-)
> You say that like it's a _good_ thing <wink>.

I don't think the code I can't understand is a good thing, but OTOH I don't
know Python idioms that good.

> I don't like tricky, but it's better than the alternative. We really
> should have the ternary operator.

Probably. But plain "if" looks better still.

> > Ehh.... "cl" is the name of msvc compiler, right? Shouldn't it be in
> > path?
> No!
> Part of the design philosophy of toolsets is that you shouldn't have
> to litter your environment with all the settings needed to make every
> one of your compilers work. That's why we have config files, for
> example. I happen to have msvc-6.5 installed in the default location,
> which is why I didn't need to add a path to my "using" invocation.
> Note that "bjam msvc-6.5" works in general; something about the
> testing front-end must be messing it up (?)

I can't imagine what's wrong offhand. Looking at, I can suggest one
idea: change line 6 of to read

t = Tester(verbose=1)

and run the test. It should print the exact bjam command line, which hopefully
can be used to reproduce the problem.

- Volodya


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