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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-16 11:42:07

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> > In case of Python, there's no property to make "2.2" subproperty
>> > of. There's no <toolset>python.
>> But why not?
> Because a property set can have only one value of <toolset>, at least it's now
> it works now. We can't have both <toolset>gcc and <toolset>python.
>> You are (ab)using toolsets for similar things like QT, IIRC.
> QT is a module in tools directory, true. But it's used by specifying
> <library>/qt//qt
> in requirements, not by another value of <toolset>

I suggest that Python introduces a feature called "python" with one
value: "python". Then it can have a version subfeature.

Dave Abrahams
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