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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Remove <flavor>mingw from gcc
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-04-07 15:43:58

On 07.04.2014 21:27, Steven Watanabe wrote:
> The fact the the gcc toolset automatically sets
> the flavor to mingw has several unfortunate
> consequences:
> - MinGW does not interact well with non-mingw (such
> as cygwin or when running mingw as a cross compiler.),
> without extra work, because <toolset-gcc:flavor>mingw
> becomes the default.
> - The Boost.Build tests are failing because of the
> failure to parse gcc-mingw-4.5.4 when the toolsets
> are not declared in user-config.jam.
> I propose simply removing this behavior.
> I searched the Boost tree and the only place I
> could find that refers to <toolset-gcc:flavor>mingw
> is common.format-name which uses mgw instead of gcc
> as the toolset name. This check can be changed to
> use <target-os>windows instead.
> Any objections?

No objections, this plan looks good to me.

- Volodya

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