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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-17 09:43:28

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> 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
> variant=debug,release
> as opposed to
> variant=debug variant=release
> I completely agree that '=' is better than angle brackets.

Oh. I think it's worthwhile in principle. Is there a problem with
disambiguation? Maybe


would be better?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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