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From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-22 22:53:22

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> On Tuesday 22 May 2007 23:37, Edward Diener wrote:
>> I found the information about available toolsets in the detail section
>> of the Boost documentation. I would like to recommend that this
>> information be linked to from the area of the Configuration topic after
>> the line explaining the 'using tool-name;' rule, else the user of Boost
>> Build has no idea where to look for toolset information.
> This is a good idea. Thanks!
>> My second question has still not been answered so I will repeat it
>> again. It regards the 'version' parameter of the 'using tool-name' rule.
>> If the version parameter can be in any form, what is its purpose ?
> Generally, so that you can configure several version of a toolset, and
> be able to request a particular version.

But how does a version number which is "formless" tell Boost Build what
to do ? As an example, suppose I write:

using msvc : 7-1 ;

instead of

using msvc : 7.1

since both are valid evidently because the version number can have any
form I like. What does 7-1 or 7.1 mean to Boost Build ? What does it so
with the information in the 'version' parameter ?

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