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From: Jurko Gospodnetiæ (jurko.gospodnetic_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-03 07:18:31

   Hi all.

   Anyone know what the deal with toolset init and configure rules is
all about? It seems like there was originally the init rule but then
someone started working on renaming it to configure (and changing the
parameters) but never fully finished his work. Is this correct?

   I really do think the configure rule options are more correct as
invocation-command has been removed and is supposed to be passed as any
other option - which makes sense as there may be more than one tool in a
single toolset.

   But was that the actual idea behind introducing this rule?

   Are there any plans to finish this work?

   May I take it over and push it in the direction I'd like it to go to?

   Any other interested parties?

   This would allow us to remove the interface duplication in
initializing the msvc toolset for example. There you can specify the
compiler executable as the 'invocation command' and as the <compiler>
toolset initialization property. Then the invocation command is used to
locate the toolset installation folder but the 'compiler' toolset
property is used to actually call the compiler.

   Best regards,
     Jurko Gospodnetiæ

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