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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-14 10:31:13

On Saturday 11 June 2005 23:36, David Abrahams wrote:
> Well, you can, but then any Jamfile that uses that feature, even
> conditionally (e.g. <toolset>msvc:<asynch-exceptions>on) becomes
> totally nonportable to any environment where the toolset isn't
> configured. The validation system barfs when it comes across a
> feature it (quite naturally) doesn't know about.

To begin with, why do you want it to be a feature, if it's so msvc-specific?
Do you want to build with different values of it? If not, using a compiler
options can be more reasonable.

I tend to believe that the validation can be just disabled. It's a maintenance
nightmare to handle all cases where we should relax validation, like
conditional properties.

- Volodya

Vladimir Prus
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