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From: Samuel Krempp (krempp_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-03 11:30:36

Vladimir Prus wrote:
>> [4] How do you tell Build what compilers to use? The command line:
>> bjam -sTOOLS=gcc
>> does not work unless gcc is the first tool in user-config.jam! (Is this
>> me being braindead!?)
> You'd use
> bjam gcc
> The "-sTOOLS" syntax is gone in V2.

Why is this so ?
It seems to me too much clever interpretation of strings eventually
backfires and just confuse the user.
I think Boost.Build already lacks a bit of redundancy information in its
Having a little redundancy in the syntax is good as it allows more helpful
error messages. ATM an error in a jamfile/project-root.jam typically shows
up at the very end of processing, nested insid a dozen line reports of
internal jam file of the Boost.Build system.


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