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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] gcc: options specific to C compilation
From: Ilya Sokolov (ilyasokol_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-10 02:06:24

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> On Sunday 09 November 2008 01:39:40 Jeroen van der Wulp wrote:
>> Hello Everyone,
>> I would like to add -std=c99 as a requirement to the project with C as
>> well as C++ code. So I added it using the <cflag> feature, which breaks
>> compilation of C++ code.
>> I have noticed that in the manual it says that cflags contains options
>> for both C and C++ compilation. I have also noticed that a feature
>> called <compileflags> is being used in the msvc.jam. It seems to be a
>> set of options that is common to C and C++ compilation. This feature is
>> currently not usable for the gcc toolset which to me is rather confusing.
> It does not really work for msvc, either.
> Anybody will object if I make 'cflags' apply for C compilations only, on
> all toolsets, and make 'compileflags' apply for both C and C++ compilations?

I think we should drop *flags parameters, add compileflags feature and
use toolset.add-requirements rule.

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