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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] [intel] Intel 11.0 on Windows breaking change
From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-22 04:43:16

Vladimir Prus wrote:
>> I think the right solution is the same as for msvc -- use
>> information about
>> host, and 'architecture' feature to pass the right value. I'll try
>> to make
>> this happen.
>> Can you tell how this all is related to msvc? Is intel compiler now
>> completely standalone product, or it requires msvc compiler as
>> backend? If so, which
>> msvc compiler is used, and do we need to do anything about that when
>> implementing this new behaviour?

It requires msvc for the linker and for std lib headers and binaries.

As for which msvc compiler that's a thorny issue: it's set by the user when
they install Intel C++. I think as far as bjam is concerned it can be
treated "as if" it's a standalone compiler.

HTH, John.

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