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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-28 05:11:07

Victor A. Wagner, Jr. wrote:

> >I need not look at any code to figure out how --version is handled. For
> > the reasons I've explained in another email, it really could not made to
> > work anywhere.
> got it... a misunderstanding of what --version means for this program.
> every _other_ program I've used reports the version of the binary that is
> executing (a useful thing, don't you think?). If there are many pieces
> that need to be assembled in order to determine the version, I suggest that
> itemizing each "version" of "build number" or "what have you" _as you find
> them_ would be a good plan, then when you've found them all calculate
> whatever the "official marketing" version number is.

Alas, I don't understand what you propose. Do you mean that bjam, immediately
on invocation, should check for --version and print its own version, and then
build system should print it's own version later?

- Volodya


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