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From: Christopher Currie (codemonkey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-21 10:09:58

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> I've just made another round of simplifying toolset initialization, and
> touched gcc, intel and sun. The changes are:

[ snip ]

This is a welcome change and improvement, thanks for making it so clean!
This now allows me a configuration I've always wanted, which is the
ability to support the Purify tool as a version of the compiler:

using sun : purify : "purify CC" ;

allows me to use "bjam sun-purify" as an alternate toolset. Great work!

> And finally a question. Does anybody object if I really switch all the other
> toolsets to use command name as opposed to "root directory"? I.e.
> using borland : : H:\CBuilderX ;
> will become
> using borland : : H:\CBuilderX\bin\bcc32.exe ;
> This syntax is more verbose, but it can be uniform for all toolsets -- so
> users don't have to remember which toolsets needs a full path, and which a
> path to 'installation root'.

I think this is an excellent idea. Being able to specify the executable
explicity is what allows me the above, and I think there should be a
consistent initialization for all toolsets.



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