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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-23 10:11:55

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On Monday 23 May 2005 18:30, Rene Rivera wrote:
>> 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.
> Well, we have move the detection code to the bottom of the file ;-)


>> >>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.
> Yea. Another question -- what if the user has just one compiler. Should he
> see "-8.0" in build path or not?

Doesn't hurt much. I say yes.

If there are complaints, we can give them an option to turn it off.

Dave Abrahams
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