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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-04 03:43:18

On Wednesday 03 August 2005 23:02, Andrey Melnikov wrote:

> >>Also, registry autodetection is more powerful than
> >>detection using environment, and I don't see any reasons to use both
> >>these methods at the same time.
> >
> > Actually both are used and the registry is checked first.
> I'd like detection using environment removed completely. Can you imagine
> a scenario in which registry autodetection will fail?
> I think environment detection is only present because there was no way
> to access registry in early BJam versions. Can someone confirm this?

The first version of msvc.jam was added on 2003-06-06.
The registry access function was added on 2003-11-19.

So yes, originally there was no way to autoconfigure using registry.

- Volodya

Vladimir Prus
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