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From: Larry Evans (cppljevans_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-08-13 03:19:35

Hi Maarten,

On 7/31/19 8:16 PM, Maarten Verhage via Boost-build wrote:
> Hi Edward,
> I do appreciate your efforts to explain stuff to me. As far as software
> development with the Windows API is concerned I'm pretty happy with
> mingw-w64 in combination with the distributed gcc.
> But I haven't seen something in your instructions that gives me the
> impression that it will deal with the actual errors that are displayed
> original output.txt), when I run b2 in the spirit test folder.
> It starts off with:
> config.jam: No such file of directory
> I'm getting to a point of suspicion you're trolling me with your
> to address this particular issue.

Maarten, I seriously doubt Edward is trolling. He's been a
long time contributor to boost and, although I've not paid
real close attention to all his replies over the years, I
never had the impression he ever "trolled".

> You are involved with Boost-Build development, aren't you?

What lead you to that assumption? I vaguely remember Edward asking
a lot of questions about build, but I never got the
impression he was a contributor. If you search the build

I think you'll find no mention of Edward in the copyright

> Now, when you see me reporting: "config.jam: No such file
> of directory", It wouldn't be too hard for you to get to a
> diagnoses what might have gone wrong, isn't it?

If, as I believe, Edward is not involved in the build
development, I wouldn't expect him to know right off the
cause of your "config.jam: No such file or directory" error.

However, this:

suggests you could, if you're really interested in the
cause, run the debugger to try and find the cause of the
error. I imagine that would seem like an awful lot of work
to find out why something so simple is causing a mysterious
problem, but that's life :(

BTW, I think Steven Watanabe might have a better idea of
what's the cause of this problem. I recall him making many
suggests about how to use build and his name **does**
appear the the copyright notices in the source code. I've
no idea how to contact him, but you might investigate how to
do that. It might be fruitful.

> After all. My goal to run the tests for Spirit is to verify a pull
> that I promised to prepare for Joel (the author or that library)

An admirable goal. I sincerely wish you luck!

> Best regards,
> Maarten Verhage

Best regards,
Larry Evans

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