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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-09 06:36:40

Zbynek Winkler wrote:
> Vladimir Prus wrote:
> >Zbynek Winkler wrote:
> >>Would it be possible in the default case detect the value of the
> >>version? Then the above could mean the same and also the default build
> >>directory would be the same. I would prefere the same also for msvc,
> >>since when I uninstalled msvc-6.0 and installed msvc-7.1 the build dir
> >>was the same (since I was 'using msvc') but incompatible. Since then I
> >>stopped 'using msvc' in favor of the explicit version.
> >
> >It's possible with msvc, provides it's in the standard location. For gcc
> > we're out of luck. I think that for consistency, it's better to avoid
> > this auto-detection.
> Would gcc -v (--version) not help?

Nope, we don't have any way to parse that message from inside bjam.

- Volodya


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