From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-16 13:25:40
on Tue May 15 2007, Vladimir Prus <ghost-AT-cs.msu.su> 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".
> For reasons I don't understand, I prefer (2). Comments?
I don't have a strong opinion, but I think the presence of
or even just
on the same command-line will be confusing. New users don't have a
conceptual grasp of the difference between features and command-line
options, and even more experienced users can't keep track of all the
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