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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-06-27 13:17:18

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On Tuesday 27 June 2006 01:23, Kevin Wheatley wrote:
>> Reece Dunn wrote:
>> > I would say having:
>> >
>> > use-project boost : $(BOOST_ROOT) ;
>> +1
>> I'm doing this for Windows, Linux and SGI... and several boost
>> versions, withour changing the code in Subversion/CVS
> Another solution is to put:
> use-project boost : /system/specific/path ;
> in user-config.jam (which can contain everything ordinary Jamfiles can).
> Whether this is more or less convenient that using environment variable is a
> matter of personal preferencee.

Yes, that's what I do. I'm not saying there's anything wrong in
principle with using an environment variable; I'm just trying to say
that there's nothing special about the name BOOST_ROOT and there's no
requirement in v2 that a variable (bjam or environnment) is used at

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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