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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] New engine version
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-12-10 04:28:15

On 9 December 2011 11:57, Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I think this is the way it is supposed to work anyway, almost.
> 1. b2 checks self location via SELF_PATH builtin, and adds
> $SELF_PATH/../share/boost-build
> to the search path for boost-build.jam
> 2. boost-build.jam in C++ Boost is checked before that one, so overrides the
> location.
> So, is the proposal to make 'b2' installed in system directory use
> boost-build in the
> system directory even if run inside Boost?

I think so...

I just want to build other versions of boost (including branches)
without having to mess around with executables and configuration. For
example, removing 'clang' from 'user-config.jam' because an older
version doesn't support it. I wouldn't expect full backwards
compatibility (that'd probably be too much of a drag on development).

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