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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Options for a compiler version
From: Juraj Ivanèiæ (juraj.ivancic_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-05-18 05:01:51

On 18.5.2013. 0:55, Edward Diener wrote:

> Thanks, I will look at it.

Attaching a much shorter and improved version which works with minor
version numbers.

> The condition, which you say is "complex", appears to me as an end-user
> of a build system to be extraordinarily simple. I just do not understand
> why Boost Build cannot support natively such a scenario. The scenario
> itself is so common as to be almost ridiculous. Yet it is difficult to
> do without knowledge of the bjam language and the workings of Boost
> Build. I do not think that should be the case.

I called the condition complex because it cannot be expressed using
simple feature conditions. It is still quite easy. Boost Build can
definitely support such a scenario natively, but I don't think it is
that common as you claim.

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