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From: Victor A. Wagner, Jr. (vawjr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-18 10:54:19

I thought his telling me I didn't know how to run a test before I reported
an error was outrageous also!
I spent several hours trying to figure out what the heck was wrong with
what _I_ did before I posted in boost developer, and at your suggestion
joined here. I find that you had reported this some time ago and when Vlad
replied to you, I ran a quick test in two handy directories and reported
supporting evidence that perhaps bjam was really really really broken.

I get a reply telling me basically I don't know how to do a test.

I know there are a lot of volunteers helping with boost, and I consider
myself one of them.

I apologize for the sarcastic "Happy?" comment, but statements 1 and 4 are
exactly correct and I stand behind them.

At Monday 2003-08-18 08:33, you wrote:
>"Victor A. Wagner, Jr." <vawjr_at_[hidden]> writes:
> > 1) --version ALL by itself should return the version NO MATTER WHAT!!
> > don't give me this junk about "wrong directory"
> > 2)
> > C:\Projects\boost>bjam --v2 --version
> > C:\Projects\boost\tools\build\kernel\modules.jam:203: in
> normalize-raw-paths
> > rule NORMALIZE_PATH unknown in module modules.
> > C:\Projects\boost\tools\build\kernel\modules.jam:252: in import
> > C:\Projects\boost\tools\build\kernel\bootstrap.jam:50: in boost-build
> > C:\Projects\boost\boost-build.jam:12: in module scope
> >
> > 3)
> > C:\Projects\boost\tools\build\examples-v2>bjam --v2 --version
> > C:\Projects\boost\tools\build\examples-v2\..\kernel\modules.jam:203: in
> > normalize-raw-paths
> > rule NORMALIZE_PATH unknown in module modules.
> > C:\Projects\boost\tools\build\examples-v2\..\kernel\modules.jam:252: in
> import
> > C:\Projects\boost\tools\build\examples-v2\..\kernel\bootstrap.jam:50: in
> > boost-build
> > C:\Projects\boost\tools\build\examples-v2\boost-build.jam:2: in module
> scope
> >
> > Happy??
> >
> > 4) bjam is broken
>This is outrageous. If you can't be polite on this list (and,
>preferably, appreciative of the dedication and responsiveness shown by
>volunteers such as Vladimir), don't post here. Abusive behavior will
>not be tolerated.
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Victor A. Wagner Jr.
The five most dangerous words in the English language:
"There oughta be a law"


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