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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-08 03:24:58

Hi Michael,

> > I wonder how toolset docs are to be related with online help. After all,
> > the original intention was that "bjam --help msvc.init" could produce
> > help for the msvc module.... OTOH, it's not possible to produce docbook
> > output right now and we still need docs, so I guess you can go ahead.
> Ah I see you were intending the toolset help to work via the --help
> mechanism.
> I will put together a bookbook source for for the intel-linux toolset and
> see how it works out.

Good luck!

> > This is very unfurtunate thing. The story is: it was reported as bug.
> > I've found that some other jam variant has a builtin IFUSED which could
> > help. Doug asked how he can see implementation of this builting. I've
> > looked at the code and could not find it. The original author said to me
> > he might have removed the builtin, but has not yet replied to a question
> > asking if he found a better way.
> OK sounds complicated! I was assuming the mechanism was similar to the used
> to generate response files for some toolset.

Alas :-(

> It may also be worth
> considering the current system also seems to have the disadvantage that
> need write access to the source directory.

The general problem is that we don't have a way to change the location of
build products on the command line. Additionally, BoostBook seems to ignore
the general mechanism used to determine target paths, and forces catalog.xml
into source directory.

- Volodya


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