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From: Jürgen Hunold (hunold_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-02-04 02:21:13

Hi !

On Thursday 03 February 2005 23:31, Zbynek Winkler wrote:
> Vladimir Prus wrote:
> >1. Do not validate features here at all.

Would be great..

> >2. Introduce special syntax for properties used for alternative

> >and don't validate features specified in "when" clause. This is
> > related to,
> > which says we need explicit control over what features are used for
> > alternative selection.

No. This would break *lots* of Jamfiles.

> > 3. Allow the user to say that <toolset>msvc
> > is valid, without initializing the toolset.

> I like #3. It seems to be the cleanest of your proposals. In fact I
> think that all toolsets shiped with BB2 should be valid by default.

This would be great. But I dont think that *automagically* scanning all
toolsets would be a great idea.

> The same goes for the <os> feature that has the same problem.

I'm +1 for an explicit list of "configured" values for <toolset> and
<os>. So bjam can check for syntax errors.



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