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Subject: Re: [boost] [buiild] stop on first error
From: Vicente Botet Escriba (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-29 21:37:28

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> As of today, if you run:
> ./
> ./bjam
> in trunk, then the build will immediately stop on any error. The same
> is true with bootstrap.bat on Windows. The previously behaviour was to
> continue building other targets that don't depend on the failed one.
> The "keep going" behaviour has some good properties, for experienced
> users,
> but for new users of Boost, it was sufficiently confusing:
> - It's easy to miss compilation error, and then you learn that something
> has failed at the end of build
> - There's no clean at-the-end summary of what has failed, and what to do
> - Some users don't even know how to capture build output for further
> analysis,
> and the build output, with all the errors, can easily overflow scrollback
> buffers of console windows
> The new behaviour is implemented by writing an option into
> project-config.jam.
> Anybody who wants the old behaviour can edit that file, or pass
> --keep-going
> on the command line. The change does not affect regression tests.


is there a short option like -k (-i ignore)?


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