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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Determining compiler version
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-07 11:43:26

On 10/7/2010 9:18 AM, Edward Diener wrote:
> In my jam file I need to set certain options for a particular
> compiler-version while setting different options for another version of
> the same compiler. I do understand that one can use conditional
> requirements to do this.
> How does the build system know what compiler-version is actually being
> run ? I know that the end-user can choose a toolset equivalent to a
> compiler-version but how does the build system actually know that the
> executable being invoked in the PATH ( on Windows ) is actually that
> compiler-version as opposed to another compiler-version for the same
> compiler ? Does compiler-version information have to be set in
> user-config.jam for the compiler-version to be used by the build system ?

I see the answer to this in the documentation for the different toolsets.

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