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From: williamkempf_at_[hidden]
Date: 2001-06-06 08:37:10

--- In boost_at_y..., "David Abrahams" <abrahams_at_m...> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <williamkempf_at_h...>
> > In general, the directory structure created for the object
> > output isn't removed.
> They are created if not already present. How do you know whether
it's OK to
> remove them?

A command of "jam clean", to me, should assume that they should be
removed whether or not they existed previously. The only purpose of
the Clean target is to create a pristine directory/file structure for
distribution. If an admin uses these directories for other things,
he's not likely to run "jam clean" on them any way.

Or maybe there should be another target... realclean?

> > Though not as important, it would be nice if
> > they were cleaned up, making it easier to create distribution
> > archives of the source. I don't know what it will take for you to
> > add these things to the Clean target but it would be worth
> > into I think.
> Maybe you could take on that project? ;-)
> I've kinda got my hands full with figuring out the DLL issues.
> I could put it on the list, but it seems low-priority to me.

I agree that it's low priority. Add it to your list in case I can't
get to it either ;). I will take a look into this, though, if I find
the time. It means learning Jam inside and out, though, which will
take me longer than I thought it would you. :)

Bill Kempf

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