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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] default values for free and optional features
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-27 16:09:18


Rene Rivera wrote:
> Steven Watanabe wrote:
>> Currently, attempts to call set-default with a free or optional
>> feature are silently
>> ignored. The attached patch causes a hard error. Ok to commit?
> What's wrong about setting a default for an optional feature?

It looks like this restriction is left over from before set-default existed,
when there was no way to give an optional feature a default. Of course,
this would kind of defeat the purpose of optional features, since if a
feature has a
default, it will act exactly as though it were not optional.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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