Subject: Re: [Boost-build] toolset requirement
From: Deane Yang (deane.yang_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-06 23:08:02
Steven Watanabe wrote:
>> notice: Loading user-config configuration file user-config.jam from
>> C:/home/deane/user-config.jam .
> This is the correct user-config.jam?
Arrrgggh. No. So that's why gcc wasn't configured! Thanks very much for
your help with this.
(mild rant ahead)
I love Boost Build and refuse to use anything else these days, but there
are a lot of things that are just too well hidden or subtle and that
burn up a lot of my time trying to figure out. Somehow, the messages
generated by a regular run of bjam are not very useful (almost all the
messages refer to code inside Boost Build itself and at most one or two
lines mention my Jamfiles). I hope that some day y'all figure out how to
improve that (and the documentation, which seems very badly organized to
me. I am unable to find anything in it, including things I have found
before. One specific thing I don't like is that some things are
presented in the tutorial and then never again. It seems to me that
*everything*, whether it has been explained in the tutorial or not,
should be in the main part of the docs and organized in some useful
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