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From: Ilya Sokolov (fal_delivery_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-22 00:34:58

Steven Watanabe wrote:
> I have msvc-9.0express installed. If I just follow the instructions
> in the getting started guide I get this:
> C:\boost\trunk\status>bjam toolset=msvc-9.0
> C:/boost/trunk/tools/build/v2/tools\msvc.jam:320: in configure-really
> [snip]

Does a better error message will solve this problem?

> a) I don't understand why it is necessary to have separate msvc-9.0 and
> msvc-9.0express toolsets. This is confusing to users, IMO. (Until very
> recently I assumed that I needed to have the compiler in my PATH)

User can install both compilers. In that case she need some way to
distinguish between them.

> b) Toolset initialization is supposed to not cause bjam to exit even if
> it fails, right?

Yes, it is stated at

> In Christ,
> Steven Watanabe
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