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From: Rene Rivera (grafik.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-23 09:30:15

David Abrahams wrote:
> Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>On Monday 23 May 2005 16:05, David Abrahams wrote:
>>I'd rather not have two files for a single toolset.
> Fine with me; I'm inclined the same way.

And I'm inclined the other way :-) The reason I gave earlier was that
having all that auto detection code in msvc.jam makes for a harder to
read and maintain toolset file. For example the detection code in
msvc.jam is half of the file, and it's not until about 2/3 down in the
file when you get to see the flags, etc.

>>What if no registry keys are available and there are two 'cl.exe' in PATH?
>>Then it's not possible to guess the versions of those cl.exe
> Corner case. The user uses explicit config for that one:
> using msvc : 7.1 : /some/path ;

Or we eventually get to the point where can we run "cc --version" (or
equivalent thereof) to ask the compiler directly.

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