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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-20 10:55:07

Andrey Melnikov <melnikov_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Andrey Melnikov <melnikov_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>>BBv1 uses -sTOOLS=msvc syntax. How can I specify the toolset in bbv2?
>>>Now I use "using [ modules.peek : TOOLS ] ;" in my Jamfiles. Is there a
>>>more straightforward way?
>> Put the "using" in your user-config.jam, and just specify "msvc" on
>> the bjam command-line
>> bjam --v2 msvc whatever
> Do you mean that in user-config I specify configurations for all
> toolsets installed on my PC, and then use whatever toolset I want just
> by specifying its name on commandline?
> Does msvc really means toolset=msvc? I got "unknown value for toolset
> feature" errors before, but now toolset=msvc works.
> The documentation looks unclear for me now. I'll try to contribute
> getting started guide.

Andrey, I'm going to start posting review commentary for the docs; I
hope you will try to follow up on my comments. It would be great if
you'd like to work with me and Volodya on editing the actual source of
the documentation in response to these remarks. I would do that by
myself except that I fear that my changes would go silently into the
source without any discussion, we would learn less about what to do,
what should be done, and we'd miss out on valuable contributions from
the list. Therefore I am going to make the remarks here and hope that
we can improve the overall presentation as a team.


Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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