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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-01 02:10:23

Michael Stevens <Michael.Stevens_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> and have it work, no matter what the version is.
>> </user hat on>
> Oh I agree with the guy wearing the hat! Best way to deal with this is
> keep the strict signature but to make toolset.jam generate a default
> value for the version parameter in this case.
> This would mean the every <toolset>xx would have a <toolset:xx-version>
> defined.

IMO, it would be too confusing for the gcc-3.0 user if his build
results reflected gcc-3.3 in any way. If the default version were
stripped from all build results, then it's OK as an implementation
technique, but if the user writes:

using gcc : 3.1 ;

the default would have to change to 3.1.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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