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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-06 02:18:20

Hi Michael,

> This is my first day spent learning how to use bjam, so forgive the
> naivity of this (and subsequent) questions.
> I have just read through The V2
> <> User's Manual and
> after trying out the various example projects from the v2\example tree,
> I have this question:
> When building the libraries project under v2\example, the build
> succeeds. However, I do not understand why since I do not have borland
> or gcc installed on my machine. Clearly, a default is specified
> somewhere somehow. Could someone explain how I control what defaults are
> used?

The first initialized toolset (via "using") becomes the default. So, you
should look at your site-config.jam and user-config.jam to see what's defined
there. Also, bjam's output will tell you what compiler is used, e.g.


tells that "msvc" is used.

> I have quite a few other questions concerning configuring a compiler
> (specifically the compiler (vc7.1) distributed with the Windows DDK).
> But I'll wait until I learn more about the basics and RTFM 100,000 more
> times. [:-)

Don't hesitate to ask if you're stuck. Besides, comments like "section X of
the docs makes no sense whatsoever" are welcome too.

- Volodya


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