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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-07-30 02:23:39

David Abrahams wrote:

>>> using msvc : 8.0 ;
>>> Both with and without cl in the path.
>> ......
>>> command = [ common.get-invocation-command msvc : cl.exe :
>>> $(command)
>>> : [ default-paths $(version) ] : $(version) ] ;
>> It is highly unlikely for this to return nothing if cl.exe in in PATH.
>> Are you sure that's the case?
> No, it's not... and why should it be?

Because in the part quoted above you've said you have tried with cl
in the PATH. If that were the case, then 'get-invocation-command'
is supposed to return something, which you claim it isn't. So,
I'm trying to figure if get-invocation-command is broken in as-yet-unknown
way, or you claim that cl.exe is in PATH is wrong.

> The registry knows where VS is
> installed and IIRC our toolset tries to use that information.

I'm trying to investigate your claim that get-invocation-command returns
nothing. The fact that registry auto-detection failed to work is independent.

>>> In any case, even when I passed
>>> "c:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\\VC\\BIN\\amd64\\cl"
>>> as the command parameter, there was trouble. Because I wasn't
>>> explicitly passing <setup> through my "using" command, it once again
>>> couldn't get into the block where the setup-option was set to
>>> x86_amd64.
>> Do you have a binary called
>> "c:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\\VC\\BIN\\cl.exe"
>> Can you list all binaries called "cl.exe" in your VC\BIN directory?
> I'm not near my machine right now and it's not convenient for me.
> IIRC you have access to that machine and can look yourself.

Ok, I'll try to check.

- Volodya

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