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From: david.abrahams_at_[hidden]
Date: 2001-11-22 08:37:25

--- In jamboost_at_y..., Thomas Witt <witt_at_i...> wrote:
> Hi,
> Dependency targets (<lib>) seem to be restricted to the current
> Currently errors like the following are generated for dependencies
from other
> projects.

Hi Thomas,

Absolutely! That's part of my intention for the rewrite. It /would/
require setting up some notion of project identity, so that built
targets could be segregated by which project they belong to, but I
think that might be a good idea for other reasons.

> I think they could be a convenient way to add libs from other
boost build
> managed projects like
> exe a.out :
> main.cpp
> <lib>$(BOOST_ROOT)/libs/regex/build/libboost_regex$(SUFLIB)
> : : ;

Agreed, the system should work that way.

> This way always the correct lib is selected without the user
having to fiddle
> with the "neverending" path generated by the build system. Large
> might not like to introduce this tight coupling but its convenient
> smaller ones.

Why would this be inappropriate for large projects?



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