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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-01 20:06:51

on Tue Sep 25 2007, Austin Bingham <> wrote:

> On 2007-09-19, David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Given an explicit representation of library dependencies we can, based
>> on the directories containing changed files, quickly compute all the
>> libraries whose tests need to be run and avoid evaluating the Jamfiles
>> of other libraries.
> Could we possibly use some dependency scanner, e.g. like in scons, that
> dynamically finds dependencies rather than requiring that they be
> explicit?

We already have one built into bjam. Explicit dependency notation has
some advantages.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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