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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] default values for free and optional features
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-27 17:01:11

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> Steven Watanabe wrote:
>> 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,
>> allowing
>> 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.
> Precisely, I cannot think of any reason one might want optional feature to
> have a default value, and attempt to do so suggests either misunderstanding
> or accidental use of meaningless attributes combination.

Right... I was mistakenly remembering when we couldn't check for
optional features not being specified. So, NM my question :-)

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