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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-20 03:38:40

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>> 1. The PROFILE Rule
>> rule PROFILE ( key_path : data ? )
>> Added only on win32 platform. It reads the registry of Windows.
>> 'key_path' is the location of information, and 'data' is
>> the name of value which we want to get. If 'data' is omitted,
>> the default value of 'key_path' will be returned.
> I recall Matt Armstrong has implemented something similiar for this patched
> version of Perforce Jam. Is it primarily used for detecting where msvc is
> installed?
> I'm +/- 0 on this change, since we did not seen any complains from msvc users.
> Anybody has an opinion?

It's a more reliable way to find installed tools on Windows, so it's
probably a good idea. I agree with all your other responses, FWIW.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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