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From: Deane Yang (deane_yang_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-02 16:20:20

Can we try to be more specific?

If you run bjam without explicit settings, then it should indeed try to
figure out what the most reasonable thing to do is. But I would love it
if bjam could report what it is choosing, so I can see if I am getting
something I don't want. It is not uncommon for me to accidentally
compile different libraries with slightly different settings and run
into real difficulties when I try to use them together in one project.

If you run bjam with explicit settings, for example what Robert
originally tried:

--toolset=msvc-7.1 threading=single variant=debug,release

and bjam decides that it is impossible to deliver exactly what is
requested (in this case, single threading with shared runtime), then is
it not unreasonable for bjam to simply quit with a message saying "what
you requested is not possible", along with a suggestion on what might work?


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