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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-26 16:03:22

David Abrahams wrote:
> Let me give you a few examples of questions that have not been answered:
> 1. Is it possible that the version or the toolset name contains a dash
> (it always used to be possible to make a toolset name containing a
> dash, c.f. intel-win)

NAFAIK. I've tried using "-" as part of the version number, for example,
and failed. I've ended up using "~" instead when I need to have some
special kind of version.

> 2. If one substring is numeric, does that necessarily constitute the
> version number?


> 3. When invoking the toolset's "init" rule to configure it, what
> should I do with any additional dash-separated substrings?

Since there is all IMHO...

1. I'd say change the toolsets to accept a list of values for the
version (all of the are "version ?" args now).

2. And have that version passed directly to the
"common.check-init-parameters" rule.

3. Change the check-init-parameters to:

     rule check-init-parameters ( toolset version * : * )

And to interpret the version values as (version,flavor). Hence the
enforced format would be "/toolset/-/version/-/flavor/".

Basically, we aren't going to get anywhere unless we just decide on
something. So the above is my decision :-)

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