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From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-22 13:00:34


Ilya Sokolov wrote:
> 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?

It would have to be something like:
If the user did not provide a command and the requested version
was not auto-detected and the compiler is not in the PATH
    issue a warning including the known versions.

warning: could not initialize toolset msvc-9.0
warning: found msvc-8.0express msvc-9.0express

I suppose that would be acceptable.

>> 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.

If only one is installed shouldn't msvc-9.0 pick up that one?
If I just say toolset=msvc it works.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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