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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-17 08:27:36

David Abrahams wrote:
> 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.

Actually, I mean the shortcut of writing


as opposed to

variant=debug variant=release

I completely agree that '=' is better than angle brackets.

- Volodya


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