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From: Alexey Pakhunov (alexeypa_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-14 11:18:38

Vladimir Prus wrote:

> So,
> configure gcc : : /usr/bin/g++-4.0 ;
> will no longer work and you'll be required to write:
> configure gcc : : command=/usr/bin/g++-4.0 ;
> ?

Mmm... Yes. I thought we speak about introducing 'configure' and a new
syntax for it.

> Ehm... what's the use of just detecting configuration, if it can only be used
> after "using"? I.e. will detected configuration be stored in some cache
> that's consulted by "using". Is this such performance optimization?

It is a kind of dilemma. In the one hand a user may want everything to
be configured automatically (i.e. all detected version will be
configured). In the other hand some users want to select the
configuration they want to use or define own. It can be solved in the
following way:

# all detected configuration
using msvc : all ;

# default autodetected configuration
using msvc : default ;

# 8.0 if it was detected or cl.exe is in PATH
using msvc : 8.0 ;

# overwrite 7.1 configuration
using msvc : 7.1 : command=<some custom path> ;
# use all other detected version
using msvc : all ;

Best regards/Venlig hislen,
Alexey Pakhunov.


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