From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-20 00:50:29
David Abrahams wrote:
> Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:
> > David Abrahams wrote:
> >> > Is single extra file such a big problem? Except for Ali, nobody raised
> >> > concerns about it.
> >> project-root.jam, boost-build.jam.
> >> I count two files.
> > Well... boost-build.jam is for lazy ones who don't set BOOST_BUILD_PATH
> > var ;-)
> I hope that smiley really is a joke, because avoiding reliance on
> environment variables is (or at least was) a major design goal.
The smiley is only partly a joke. While environment vars have problems, i.e.
they are near as expressive as user-config.jam, and are outside our control,
using the BOOST_BUILD_PATH has some advantanges.
For example, when I'll make Debian package for Boost.Build, it will likely set
BOOST_BUILD_PATH during installation, and user will not be requried to create
Boost-Build list run by bdawes at acm.org, david.abrahams at rcn.com, gregod at cs.rpi.edu, cpdaniel at pacbell.net, john at johnmaddock.co.uk