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From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-30 17:17:56

David Abrahams wrote:
> Eric Niebler wrote:
>>You're the Boost.Build expert, but not only does this *seem* wrong to
>>me, it just doesn't work.
> 'scuse me? It certainly works for me.

When run from the DOS prompt:

Making portrait pages on USletter paper (8.5inx11in)
runtime error
xsltApplyStylesheet: saving to
v2/libs/xpressive/doc/msvc/debug/ may not be possible

When run from bash under cygwin:

Making portrait pages on USletter paper (8.5inx11in)
Error: JAVA_HOME is not defined correctly.
We cannot execute java

> It surprises me that you need the change and I don't, unless perhaps
> it's because you're using a Cygwin Java installation?

No, I'm using a Windows version of Java as well. Maybe it's because
we're using different versions of fop.

> I think this is a classic case of unstated assumptions in documentation
> which is rampant in BBv2. We need to establish what semantics are
> expected from that rule (e.g. how long is the variable setting expected
> to stay in effect?) and then we can know what the fix should be.

Windows doesn't have a notion of non-exported environment variables
(unless you count the setlocal/endlocal nonsense). For consistency
across platforms, if for no other reason, it would seem that envars
should be exported on *nix systems.

Eric Niebler
Boost Consulting
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