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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: Setting path to MSVC compiler with cctask
Date Wed, 23 Apr 2008 11:06:38 GMT
Paul Richards wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to use cpptasks-1.0b5 with Ant 1.7.0 on a C++ a project
> that must be built with MSVC in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavours.  With
> MSVC this means we must build the project with two different versions
> of "cl.exe".
> I can't put both on my PATH, and so I'd like to specify in my Ant
> build script the correct version of the cl.exe compiler for cctask to
> use each time.
> Attempt #1 (failure):
> From what I can tell I can't set the environment on the fly in Ant.
> For example I tried the following code before my cc task, and this
> didn't work.
>     <property environment="env"/>
>     <property name="env.Path" value="${env.Path};C:\Program Files
> (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\bin"/>
> The cc task fails to find cl.exe if I try this.

Is there any way to set env variables inside the <cc> task?

Steve Loughran        
Author: Ant in Action 

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