Subject: Re: [boost] Stop on first error
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-14 11:10:26
Vladimir Prus wrote:
> Presently, when building Boost, the build process does not stop if an error
> has occurred. This is behaviour we inherited, and it differs from every
> other build system out there. We had quite a number of users confused where
> build ends with "failed N targets", with the original error scrolled away --
> it is not apparent what has caused the error, and often, the error is not even
> available from console program history.
> While experienced users might prefer being able to kick a build, go to lunch,
> and then fix a couple of failures in the middle of the build, ordinary users
> don't like it so much. So, how about we do what the rest of the world does,
> and stop build of C++ Boost on the first error?
I think the best way to do it is to provide a command line switch.
Personally, I'd like to see all errors from one build attempt since bjam
starts way longer than other build tools. But I understand that the
other way around may also be desirable.
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