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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-17 07:41:25

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> There's also a shortcut like this:
>> bjam variant=debug,release toolset=msvc,gcc MyTarget
> Some time ago I though we probably should remove this shortcut, since the code
> to support it is messy. Maybe it's still worth keeping, if it really helps
> the users.

It's absolutely worthwhile. Aside from being inconvenient, the other
syntax is terribly off-putting on the command-line, and, I daresay, in
Jamfiles too. As C++ template hotshots we're all accustomed to angle
brackets, but you should hear the sorts of comments this has raised
from other people.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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