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From: Rene Rivera (grafik.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-24 14:30:42

David Abrahams wrote:
> Rene Rivera <grafik.list_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>David Abrahams wrote:

>>>Why? For people using older BB?
>>I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "older BB", but my
>>reasons are:
> A Boost.Build that isn't yet using the new SHELL feature.

Ah, in that case, yes that's the reason.

>>1. For people who only have access to a compiler which doesn't have
>>popen and we don't have a prebuilt bjam available. They will follow the
>>instructions and try to compile it, and fail. Not a good way to get started.
> But if Boost.Build is using SHELL, the failure to compile bjam is just
> the first of a long string of problems, no?

Yes. But I can't commit the patch now as it has the potential of
breaking for the 1.33 release which is an "older BB". I'll be checking
in something close to Craig's latest patch though. Now that it has a way
to turn off the feature :-) (And I'll turn it on in the cases we know it

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