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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-12 20:46:33

Andrey Melnikov <melnikov_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> I think Dave had his reason for making linker name
>> customizable. Dave?
> For other toolsets the linker might make sense. But for MSVC the only
> alternate linker I know is xilink from Intel compiler.
> Is it possible now to compile some files with MSVC and some with Intel
> and then link them using Intel linker?

I don't think I did that, but I don't think leaving it customizable is
unwise, especially considering some of the things we've discussed here
and because of the manifest generation step that became required in
vc8. Who knows how many other such things are lurking?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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