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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Notation for properties
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-07 11:13:21

On Thursday, October 07, 2010 17:31:18 Edward Diener wrote:
> I am curious as to why the design of Boost Build has the notation for
> properties on a jamfile as <someFeature>someValue instead of
> someFeature=someValue, especially as the latter is used on the bjam
> command line ?

It's purely historic -- this syntax was there before I knew Boost.Build

There are plans to allow someFeature=someValue everywhere, but not
immediately, and probably after Python port.

- Volodya

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