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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-25 09:15:26

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On Wednesday 25 May 2005 17:47, David Abrahams wrote:
>> Is there a good reason we're not using
>> toolset.configure gcc ;
>> instead of
>> toolset.using gcc ;
>> ??
>> I know it's got more characters, but "configure" is much more natural
>> for this English speaker (especially for this C++ programmer to whom
>> "using" already means something completely different ;->)
> Well, the primary reason is the same english speaker originally
> proposed "using".

I don't believe it. I've never liked "using!" Is my memory really
that bad?

> I don't think advantages of "configure" over "using" justify making
> the change and breaking user-config.jam for all existing users.

Oh, *that's* easy; you provide a backward-compatibility forwarding

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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