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From: Rene Rivera (grafik666_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-28 12:07:15

On 2002-01-28 at 11:51 AM, david.abrahams_at_[hidden] (David Abrahams) wrote:

>> David Abrahams wrote:
>> > Core Jam: Add ARGV rule
>> I don't understand one thing: with ARGV rule will default "touch targets
>> named on the command line behaviour" be dumped?
>We have lots of options if we add ARGV. The main reason I want to add it is
>so that we can detect the executable name, but we can also do the following,
>if we decide to:
> 1. Don't even build dependency graphs for targets which we can
> determine won't be built based on the listed targets
> 2. Allow our own option format, e.g. with --option-name. We just have to
> manufacture a NOTFILE target with the name that the user has supplied
> and arrange for some dummy build action so Jam doesn't bark about it.

Access to the args will also be important the further we use Jam. For example
when we want to create configure and install functionality, ala "autoconf", we
can then have the widely used "--prefix=*" type args.

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