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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-05-01 10:56:01

on Mon Mar 24 2008, Joel de Guzman <> wrote:

> Johannes Brunen wrote:
>> Beman Dawes wrote:
>>> In the meantime, have you tried a more modern version of VC++?
>>> The free download of VC++ 2008 Express Edition, for example.
>> Ok, I just tried the same procedure with the VC++ 2005 (i.e. 8.0)
>> compiler with the same result. It does not generate the .pyd files,
>> neither in release mode nor in debug mode.
> Johannes, Starting from Boost 1.35, bjam erases the generated
> executables (e.g. pyd file) after the test has concluded to conserve
> disk space. To keep bjam from doing that, pass --preserve-test-targets
> to bjam.

This probably ought not be the default for Boost.Build anymore. It
would be easy enough to pass --erase-test-targets to the driver script
for testers. Thoughts?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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