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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-29 05:39:15

The boostbook support still gives me troubles.

1. If no boostbook xsl is found, "errors.error" is invoked. I think this is
wrong. Some time ago "msvc" used to produce error but was changed to warning
on user request. Rationale was: a project might use msvc and might use
boostbook, and for example, it can specify <toolset>msvc:<optimization>off,
just like it can specify default documentation format for BoostBook.
Naturally, the project should contain "using boostbook ;". But the developers
who don't have msvc, or boostbook installed, should not see error on "using".

The won't be able to use boostbook, and warning about it is OK, but there's no
reason for them to change anything just to compile stuff.

2. The check is never executed, actually. If nothing is found, "path.make"
will be called without argument, and die.

3. I am not sure that adding "using boostbook ; " to user-config.jam is right
thing. After all, most users don't have docbook, or xsltproc and a warning
should be emited. But those ordinary users don't care about doc, and will be
probably suprised by warning about tools they don't know about. Maybe, those
who use BoostBook can be asked to uncomment relevant lines?

- Volodya


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