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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Choosing vc++ setup for 14.1
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-10-23 13:50:53


On 10/22/2018 11:53 AM, Edward Diener via Boost-build wrote:
> On 10/22/2018 1:24 PM, Steven Watanabe via Boost-build wrote:
>> On 10/22/2018 10:55 AM, Edward Diener via Boost-build wrote:
>> <snip>
>> msvc depends on the version to find the location
>> of the compiler.  Mangling the version prevents
>> this from working correctly.  Just pass cxxstd=14
>> or cxxstd=17 to b2 when building.
> There are more flags I would like to pass than just cxxstd for different
> invocations and you are saying I need to pass them manually all the time
> using a single 'using' declaration for a particular version of msvc.

Your other thread is on the right track.

> That is also a bit of a pain since I must also pass any flags, which
> contain the colon character, in quotes since b2 treats the colon in some
> special way.

':' is used to separate arguments.

> Could not Boost Build logic parse the version number from
> any cruft that comes after it by looking for a non-numeric non-dot as
> the end of the version number, and just use that version number to
> determine the msvc-setup ? In other words, for example, Boost Build
> parses 14.1 as release 14.1 but parses 14.1c14 as release 14 for the
> purpose of creating the correct msvc-setup.bat. How hard would it really
> be to correct the latter to release 14.1 ?

Actually, you're probably hitting the final fallback
of searching PATH. All the code for finding the
path based on the version number requires an exact match.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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