From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-15 02:26:44
David Abrahams wrote:
> > Some other require to pass "installation root", e.g.
> > using msvc : : P:\.....\vc98 ;
> That's just the equivalent of path for that compiler. I see that
> toolset as needing resources (including the compiler executable) in
> multiple subdirectories of that installation directory.
Right, but that's still not the path to compiler itself. The problem is that
it is non-intuitive which path should be used:
P:\....Microsoft Visual Studio
> > 1. Gcc is changed to match other compilers.
> > 2. All toolset accept name of the compiler, and not some installation
> > root. This would make it simple to explain how toolset is to be
> > initialized.
> How will the directory for a nonstandard installation be specified, then?
For vc, we'd strip the compiler name and "bin" directory from the compiler
path passed to the init rule. After that, the initialization will proceed as
now. This assumes that the last directory name is called "bin", but we assume
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