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From: Alexey Pakhunov (alexeypa_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-04 09:27:14

Reece Dunn wrote:
> * The user doesn't need to specify the vcvars.bat for
> msvc-8.0/x86-amd64 as this is a known configuration, so the user just says:
> using msvc : 8.0 ;
> and:
> $ bjam release msvc-8.0 architecture=ia64

This works with vcvars32.bat too.

One more reason why it is a good thing - it will be much easier to
decouple MSVC and PSDK modules and reuse PSDK module with other
toolsets. Basically it will be possible to enable PSDK-based build by
listing required <path>, <include> and <library-path> in the usage

> * The user can no longer pass a custom vcvars.bat to set up, for



> improved, this load-time should decrease. However, there should be a
> slight increase in each compile/link call that would even out the
> load-time delay on a large build.

Disagree. You said just opposite thing above:

> * We remove the need to invoke cmd / call a batch file, which would
> (should) give a performance increase as we are no longer executing
> vcvars.bat each time the compiler or linker is invoked.

Best regards/Venlig hilsen,
Alexey Pakhunov.


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