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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Fixup semicolon
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-16 13:10:42


Vladimir Prus wrote:
> Right now, bjam does not consider semicolon a separate unless it's
> surrounded by spaces, so:
> exe a : a.cpp;
> is an error. The below patch fixes this. Is this a path worth taking,
> and should we extend this to other special characters?

As long as it doesn't break too much, I'm all for it. This seems to be a
common stumbling block for new users. It should be fairly easy to
patch bjam to issue an error message for anything that would change
meaning, first, and see what would break.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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