Commit cf22237c authored by Ben Boeckel's avatar Ben Boeckel
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Help: clarify availability of the MSVC_IDE variable

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......@@ -5,3 +5,10 @@ MSVC_IDE
Set to ``true`` when the target platform is the Microsoft Visual C++ IDE, as
opposed to the command line compiler.
.. note::
This variable is only available after compiler detection has been performed,
so it is not available to toolchain files or before the first
:command:`project` or :command:`enable_language` call which uses an
MSVC-like compiler.
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