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Subject: Re: [boost] [buiild] stop on first error
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-30 01:33:57

Vicente Botet Escriba wrote:

> 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.
> Hi,
> is there a short option like -k (-i ignore)?

Not at present. Do you think it's necessary? I kinda assume that as long as a user
is familiar with Boost.Build enough, he'd toggle keep-going globally.

- Volodya

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