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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-03 17:45:11

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> Well, it's augmenting the list of directories that will be stuck into
>> PATH before the executable is run. The reason for adding
>> $(CYGWIN_ROOT)/$(p) is that if the developer of the Jamfile was using
>> Cygwin bjam, the absolute path "/foo/bar" actually maps to
>> "$(CYGWIN_ROOT)/foo/bar" for the person running the tests under
>> regular windows bjam.
> I'm afraid I don't understand this. Most of the the time 'p' is implicitly
> generated by Boost.Build, so under regular windows bjam it will still be
> correct. nt

I guess it's for "the rest of the time".

Dave Abrahams
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