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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-12 10:06:22

Alexey Pakhunov <alexeypa_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Vladimir Prus wrote:
>> There's also open question if we should retain the current syntax, where
>> second parameter is taked as a command, or change it so that second parameter
>> is path, or install root. We talked about renaming "using" to "configure",
>> so such change can be made without breaking compatibility.
> "command" and "path" are mutually exclusive.

Don't forget there are linkers, etc., too.

using gcc
: c++-command=g++-funky
path=/usr/local/gcc-4.2 ;

This might say, "use the executables in /usr/local/gcc-4.2/bin and the
libraries in /usr/local/gcc-4.2/lib, and the c++ compiler executable
is called g++-funky."

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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