From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-16 01:43:36
On Tuesday 15 May 2007 15:59, Darren Garvey wrote:
> On 15/05/07, Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > Over at IRC, and on mailing list, it seems --toolset option confuses
> > folks -- they extrapolate the syntax and try to use "--link=static"
> > and so on.
> > I think we probably better either:
> > 1. Rename --toolset to --autoconfigure-toolset, or something.
> > It might be better to disable auto-configuration for "toolset=foo" syntax
> > at the same time, to make "toolset" feature no longer "special".
> > 2. Remove "--toolset" completely. Retain autoconfiguration
> > for "toolset=foo" and tell users to use "toolset=foo".
> 3. Allow command line options to override the settings that --toolset would
> otherwise use (ie. defaults/user-config.jam settings).
> Is that impossible? Why (it _seems_ a reasonable concept)?
That might be a good idea, that it won't eliminate confusion we see, I think.
Users will continue trying --link=static and wonder why it does not work.
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