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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-08 05:50:50

John Maddock wrote:

> Vladimir Prus wrote:
>> Assuming the concrete proposal is:
>> Whenever no explicit version of msvc is provided,
>> run compiler, extract version from the output, and
>> use that.
>> and I'm asked to implement that in code, it would require
>> access to all versions of msvc for which that behaviour
>> is desired, plus a couple of days.
> Personally, I'd rather we take a few days to fix this, rather than ship
> "as is".
> Vladimir: if there's anything I can do to aid testing of any changes then
> let me know.
> I believe that if we have "using msvc ;" in user-config.jam then it
> automatically detects the available versions and sets the most recent as
> the
> default?

I don't think that's happening.

> Can we rig it so that --toolset=msvc has the same effect?

--toolset=msvc has the same effect as "using msvc ; "

Actually, I have an update. On IRC, Rene came up with a one-line patch
that probably works in cases where msvc is installed in standard location.
The patch is:

can you probably try it? Rene's asleep, and there's no way I'll have
access to msvc today.

- Volodya

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