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From: Rene Rivera (grafik.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-01-28 12:44:59

jrsr01801 wrote:

> Hi all,
> I was wondering why the gcc toolset links with g++, even for C code.
> At home I only need to compile C code, and so I only downloaded the
> gcc binaries; I did not bother to download the g++ binaries. When I
> ran bjam, it died because there was no g++.
> It's not a big deal (I can change the toolset or download g++), but
> was curious why the toolset was designed this way.

Simply put because there's no way to know when we do the link if all the
sources (.o, .so, .lib, .dll, etc) are only C.

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