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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Setting environment variables
From: Josh Stern (josh_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-11-04 12:49:15

On 11/4/2010 11:30 AM, Matthew Chambers wrote:
> On 11/2/2010 10:08 AM, Josh Stern wrote:
>> So far as I can gather from the documentation, there is no way to set
>> OS environment variables from within boost build. Is that correct?
> Have you tried module.poke and/or the builtin SHELL rule?

I have not. Nothing in the manual would lead me to expect that the
builtin SHELL rule would help me set environment variables for the
current bjam process. Can it? Of course one can write their own shell
scripts that then call other tools and call those as the underlying tool
- this is what Microsoft already provides for its compilers, but I'm
asking about the ability to set variables from within a jam script as a
function of other build options. I'm not familiar with module.poke.
Where can I learn more about that? (search for poke in the user manual
comes up empty).

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