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From: David Abrahams (gclbb-jamboost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-09 08:02:06

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Thanks to Rene Rivera, it just got a whole lot easier to use the Boost
>> CVS state with your own non-boost projects in Boost.Build v1. Details
>> at
> Well, I've actually surprised about this, and have two questions:
> 1. Why this became necessary?

Because I needed the capability for a project I was working on, and
I'm almost completely lost when it comes to using v2, yet v1 works
almost perfectly for all my current needs and I can test with many
more compilers than I can with v2. Also I thought it was better to
supply Boost.Python users with a simple solution than to keep telling
them "wait for v2".

> 2. If this is necessary, then probably syntax which is more similiar
> to V2 would be better? FWIW, V2 no longer support target-ids that
> start with the @ symbol.

Why is that better?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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