From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-20 04:04:13
David Abrahams wrote:
> >> 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 extra file.
> This would be another good argument for adding the registry-reading
> patch. The registry is the right place to store such things under
> Windoze, and installers typically do that.
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