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From: Toon Knapen (toon.knapen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-09 17:02:55

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> Hi Toon,
> sorry I did not reply yesterday, it's was a holiday in Russia,

although OT but why exactly was it a holiday (just interested in culture).

> That's "generator requirement" --- a set of properties which are needed to
> even try running the generator. Since you have not defined the 'gfortran'
> toolset (and I think we decided fortan toolset should be orthogonal from
> ordinary C++ toolset), the generator is never run. V2 unhelpfully allows
> sources which are not consumed in any way.

What exactly do you mean by 'defining' a toolset. In my understanding
the toolset foobar is defined from the moment there is a file foobar.jam
in boost/tools/build/v2/tools.

> There are two questions:
> 1. Why can't we issue a warning that .f file is not used? We used to issue
> such warning but this ended up being a mess. The warning was issued on some
> valid uses and implementation was complex.

I understand

> 2. Why "generator requirements" are not documented? Hell knows -- I completely
> forgot about them. I'll fix that asap.

I can imagine it's not easy to document the whole thing. As I already
said in previous mails: the doc is really getting up to speed which
improved the experience really really much


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