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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-04 03:58:27

David Abrahams wrote:
> 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".

And what is that time? I can imagine only one case: when user explicitly sets
gRUN_PATH, or something like that, in the command line or in environment. Was
that the motivation? In that case, can't user set both /foo/bar and
$(CYGWIN_ROOT)/foo/bar in the environment?

- Volodya


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