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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-02 18:03:07

Its even worse,

I was using to run tests and they came up as passing even though
it was really just re-running some other test.

But I don't want to pick on bjam details. I think its bigger than

Robert Ramey

Deane Yang wrote:
> 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?
> Deane
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