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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Defining new variant
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-11-11 02:45:28

On Wednesday, November 10, 2010 18:46:09 Dieter Van de Walle wrote:
> Hi,
> I am just trying to create a new variant with some extra <cflags> enabled.
> I just add the line:
> variant any_variant_name : debug :
> <cflags>some_flag ;
> I keep getting the following error:
> /usr/share/boost-build/build/feature.jam:395: in extend-feature from module
> feature error: any_variant_name is already associated with the "<variant>"

Where have you put your 'variant' statement. Can you add
        ECHO "Here we go" ;

rigth before that definition and see if this message is emitted twice. If so,
which Boost.Build version are you using? If M12, then please try nightly

> At this opportunity I would again like to express my frustration at the
> fact that the best C++ buildtool available has the most unaccessible
> scripting language ever... Absolutely nothing I try to do with the jam
> language seems to succeed ...

Python port is not too far away, now.

- Volodya

Vladimir Prus

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