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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-07-01 12:41:42

John Maddock wrote:
> Rene Rivera wrote:
>> John Maddock wrote:
>>> Experimenting some more, I see that --toolset=gcc-foobar builds as
>>> well, looks like any suffix can be appended without any error from
>>> bjam - is this really the desired behaviour?
>> That has been previously debated... I can't remember if we came to any
>> conclusion though.
> OK, well at the very least a warning would be helpful, something like:
> "CAUTION: Toolset gcc-foobar does not exist, using toolset gcc instead."
> At least end users would get some idea that somethings up.

The problem isn't that the toolset doesn't exist. It's that "gcc-foobar"
means toolset "gcc" with version "foobar". We are taking the users word
that "foobar" is the version of gcc they have. Here's one thread
discussing the toolset autoconfiguration issue

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