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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-14 23:01:05

Rene Rivera <grafik666_at_[hidden]> writes:

> [2003-11-14] David Abrahams wrote:
>>David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>> ..., not just one with the regex lib.
>>Looks like I have a fix for this. Rene, I feel I should object to
>>breaking the regularity of properties with these
>><tag><more><grist><elements> properties. That was what was killing
>>us. The fix is a patch to normalize-paths which special-cases <tag>.
> You have any other syntax in mind??

<tag-more-elements> for example, might work.

> Or am I missunderstanding your question??

I don't think so.

> -- Thruthfully I don't understand what you mean on the second sentence :-(

All other properties were <feature>value, and only ever appeared with
more gristed elements as <variant><feature>value or
<toolset><variant><feature>value, where <toolset> or <variant> might
be <*>.

Having properties with multiple gristed elements breaks a lot of code
unless you account for it with special cases in normalize-paths.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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