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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-01-07 09:46:31

I've been beta testing Metrowerks 9 using the cwpro8 toolset. Seems to work
OK with no changes to the toolset. But...

There are a few issues:

* The version being part of the toolset name is confusing when invoking
bjam, and also means that build and test sub-directories created by bjam
are misleadingly named "cwpro8".

* Libraries have "cw8" in their mangled name rather than "cw9" or just
plain "cw". This is about to become more important because we are going to
add auto-link support for Metrowerks as soon as the toolset issues are

* An option, "-prefix UseDLLPrefix.h", is redundant with 9.x, and should be
removed as confusing. (Thanks to Ed Swartz of Metrowerks for pointing that

Does that means we need a new "cwpro9" toolset, or should we create a
single "cw" toolset and deprecate "cwpro8"? (The "pro" part of the name
always seemed redundant to me. In discussions, people always abbreviate the
CodeWarrior compiler name as "cw", not "cwpro".)

Whatever the answer is, I'd appreciate it if one of the jamboost experts
could make the necessary changes.




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