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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-07-07 19:38:10

Andrey Melnikov <melnikov_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Andrey Melnikov <melnikov_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>>I didn't mean that Boost.Build's support for portable precompiled
>>>headers must be portable across all compilers supporting precompilation.
>> I didn't think you did. I only object to the use of the name
>> "hdrstop" in the public interface of Boost.Build.
> I see now. We could have just <pch>on and <pch>off, but some compilers
> (like msvc) support several ways of specifying precompiler headers in
> code. We need a way to specify in a Jamfile which of them should be used.

That's why <pch>automatic and <pch>whatever-else might make sense.
Please work harder to find names that at least have the potential to
work on other compilers and platforms.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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