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From: Joao Abecasis (jpabecasis_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-15 15:01:40

Vladimir Prus wrote:
>>There may be other ways to select the "default" toolset but, given my
>>limited knowledge of Boost.Build, I'm at loss here.
> I'm at loss why you're at loss.


> There are two alternatives:
> 1. You always build quickbook with the default toolset (which is the first
> declared one)

I used to sympathize with this option because it gave the toolset more
control, like setting <variant>release by default. However, it seems
that this approach doesn't live up to the user's expectations.

> 2. You build quickbook with whatever toolset user has specified on the command
> line. Note that if a user has not specified any toolset on the command line,
> everything will be built with the default one (again, the first declared).

I was trying to avoid generating quickbook multiple times if multiple
toolsets were provided on the command line... but now I see boostbook
itself already generates lots of errors in this scenario, so I can just
forget about it.

> If you want the first behaviour, you use
> local quickbook-property-set = [ property-set.empty ] ;
> If you want the second, you use the build properties passed to quickbook
> generator.

... patience ...
... deleting some lines from the quickbook toolset ...

Done! More power to the user!

Thanks for your input.




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