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From: Toon Knapen (toon.knapen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-11-05 06:26:02

Markus Schöpflin wrote:

> Hi all,
> currently the build system updates libraries with recompiled object files and leaves the other archive members alone.
> This leads to a problem when a source file is deleted from the build because the old object file stays in the library and never gets deleted.
> Therefore I think the whole library should be recreated from the object files if one of its members is marked for recreation.
> Comments?

or you can store all temporary object files. Boost.Build is the first
build-system I work with that does not store the intermediate object
files. I actually found updating the archive directly very neat and
totally superior. But always recreating the _whole_ library is too
expensive. Thus would prefer storing the intermediate files.

Another option maybe is to recreate the whole library if the Jamfile
changes. Thus the Jamfile should set a dependency on itself.


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