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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-16 00:56:46

Mark Elston wrote:

> I *had* read this but didn't get the significance. I'm not sure
> I still make the connection.
> Are you saying that the choice of compiler is now just another
> feature? And these features can be combined with all other
> features? So now I can do this:
> bjam debug gcc MyTarget msvc release
> to build debug and release versions of MyTarget using both gcc
> and msvc compilers (not that I would do it this way...). Is this
> correct?

Yes, exactly. Above, "debug" is shortcut for <variant>debug and "gcc" is
shortcut for <toolset>gcc, where both <variant> and <toolset> are features.

> If so, I think I prefer the old way since it was actually somewhat
> clearer about what was happening.

That's the case where opinions differ, I'm afraid. It's hard to change this
behaviour now, since V2 exists for quite some time and V2 users are
accustomed to new behaviour.

> BTW, I don't see anything in that section regarding compiler choice
> or that this has become a generic feature. Having read all the
> documentation I could get my hands on - including the stuff in
> jam_src which I thought would still be accurate - I couldn't tell
> that this had changed.

Ok, noted. I'll try to clarify this.

- Volodya


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