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Subject: Re: [boost] Understanding Jam Files
From: Eric Niebler (eniebler_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-07-24 15:59:29

On 07/24/2014 11:47 AM, Steven Watanabe wrote:
> On 07/24/2014 09:35 AM, Axel Ismirlian wrote:
>> I have been working on boost for about a month now, but I still don't fully
>> understand boost's build configuration very well.

I've worked with it for 10 years, and I don't understand it very well.

> Each target has three sets of properties: requirements,
> default-build, and usage-requirements.
<snip more good stuff from Steven>

Thanks, Steven! This is good stuff. Are these three sets of properties
per target mere convention, or is this something we can count on? And is
this written up anywhere? It goes a long way to de-mystifying b2 for me.


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