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Subject: [Boost-build] Bjam /b2 unable to parse some file names with spaces correctly
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-02-27 18:08:50

I am baffled (and stuck) by my failure to specify filenames with include spaces correctly.

These specification appears to work as expected

"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\\VC\\bin\\cl.exe"

"C:\\Program Files\\mingw-w64\\x86_64-5.3.0-win32-seh-rt_v4-rev0\\mingw64\\bin\\g++.exe"


"c:\\Program Files\\LLVM\\bin\\clang++.exe"
<linkflags>-L"C:/Program Files (x86)/Windows Kits/10/Lib/10.0.10586.0/ucrt/x64"
<linkflags>"-L"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Windows Kits\\10\\Lib\\10.0.10586.0\\ucrt\\x64""

all fail,

parsed as


It is obviously essential to be able to specify Visual Studio files in their standard installed location.

(However daft the idea of not calling the folder Program_Files_32bit ...)

Thanks for any advice (sympathy ...)


Paul A. Bristow
Prizet Farmhouse
Kendal UK LA8 8AB
+44 (0) 1539 561830

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