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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-20 05:02:04

David Abrahams wrote:

>> I believe the rationale for not versioning the intel toolset, is
>> that what matters is the msvc compiler targeted, not the intel
>> compiler version as far as binary compatibility is concerned, so
>> basically bbv1 chickened out of versioning the toolset names, and
>> the auto-link code followed.
> Except that libraries may have #ifdefs that change their ABIs based on
> which compiler/version is being used. I think you need the toolset
> name in there.

By toolset name you mean the intel version number I presume, since the name
"iw" is already in there. But probably the ABI will change more based on
_MSC_VER than it will based on INTEL_VERSION ?

If we can come up with a better scheme I'm all in favour, but it's not
obvious to me what it should be or how we get Boost.Build and the auto-link
code to always do the same thing when Boost.Build doesn't really know what
the compiler version is (just what the toolset name is).


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