From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-02-03 10:57:23
I'm looking at http://zigzag.cs.msu.su:7814/scarab/issues/id/BB83
which says that if you write:
alias a : a_gcc.cpp : <toolset>gcc ;
alias a : a_msvc.cpp : <toolset>msvc ;
and don't initialise both gcc and msvc toolset, you'll get errors. This fact
makes target alternatives not so usefull.
I see three approaches:
1. Do not validate features here at all.
2. Introduce special syntax for properties used for alternative selection:
alias a : a_gcc.cpp : when <toolset>gcc ;
alias a : a_msvc.cpp : when <toolset>msvc ;
and don't validate features specified in "when" clause. This is related to
http://zigzag.cs.msu.su:7814/scarab/issues/id/BB78, which says we need
explicit control over what features are used for alternative selection.
3. Allow the user to say that <toolset>msvc is valid, without initializing the
Any opinions on the best approach.
Regarding #1, it's implementable by a tweak to property.translate-paths: we
need to comment out the following lines:
# need to do this here to get reasonable error messages for
# unrecognized implicit features.
validate $(p) ;
I don't really understand the comment, and the log message (by Dave), only
says: "restore from disk crash".
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